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The award
MChem

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Chemistry with a Year in Europe at Heriot-Watt University

If students have, or can acquire, sufficient ability in French, German or Spanish for day-to-day living, this is a great opportunity to spend Level 4 in a research group of one of our partner universities abroad. English will be used in the chosen research group. Students can also soak up the culture of the country for a year, learn research methods and improve their foreign language skills.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MChem Chemistry with a Year in Europe students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 38% are working
  • 43% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 70% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Engineering professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • Sales occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMChemHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB or BBBBC including Chemistry
  • A-Levels BBB including Chemistry
  • Scottish Baccalaureate BC in Adv. Higher with Chemistry B, Disciplinary Project C and Higher B
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry at minimum Grade 5
  • HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.
  • Additional information Transfer from BSc to MChem is possible up to the end of Year 3 with a Chemistry average greater than 60%.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers AB in Chemistry and Mathematics, plus AABB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB including Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate AB in Adv. Higher with Chemistry and Maths, Disciplinary Project B and Higher B
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry (both at minimum grade 6).
  • HND BB in graded units. Graded tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.

Year 3

  • HND AA in graded units. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.

Additional information

  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.
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