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Chemistry with Biochemistry, MChem

Heriot-Watt University, the United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MChemFull-time5 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 17960

About Chemistry with Biochemistry, MChem - at Heriot-Watt University

Chemistry is at the heart of biology and this degree is attractive to students who want to combine their favourite subjects of Chemistry and Biology and, hence, understand the chemistry underlying the animal and plant kingdoms. Animals and plants are composed of biological cells, which are complex entities whose functions and communications are controlled by messenger molecules. Graduates are full chemistry students who have a specialism in biochemistry, cell biology and biological chemistry at an advanced level. The opportunity to transfer to Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry is available up to the beginning of Year 3.

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 Biochemistry 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

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid 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:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

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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