Chemistry (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Chemistry at University of Glasgow

Chemistry is the science of molecules and materials: how to make them, how they react and interact, how to detect, separate and identify them and how to find their structures and shapes. It is a science with a well-developed theory base which is central to modern life and which continues to make advances in, for example, new materials, antibiotics, semiconductors, trace analysis. It borders on physics, geology, engineering and electronics and also with genetics and other biological sciences.

What will I study?

In first year you will study chemistry together with two other subjects of your choice. In second year you will study chemistry together with one other subject.

If you progress to Honours you will study advanced topics in chemistry including aspects of synthetic methods, nanoscience, catalysis, quantum mechanics, biomolecular interactions and transition metal chemistry.

In your final year you will undertake a research project at the frontiers of the subject.

How will I learn?

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and lab work. Practical work in the laboratory and use of spectrometers and other instruments is a key part of courses at all levels and is assessed as part of your overall grading.

Special features
  • The MSci degree offers the opportunity to spend a year in industry or doing research in a European university before returning for your final year of study.

  • The ScotCHEM initiative enables more than 180 chemistry research teams based at Scottish universities, including Glasgow, to pool resources in a world-class research collaboration.

  • The study of chemistry can be combined with another subject.

  • This degree programme is recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • The University also offers degree programmes in Chemistry with Forensic Studies, Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

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Entry requirements for this course

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