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Everything around us involves Chemistry, from the making of new materials to understanding biological systems, the food that we eat, the medicines which keep us healthy, ensuring the purity of the water we drink and the air that we breathe. The chemical and allied industries – fuels, pharmaceuticals and fragrances – are the most important manufacturing industries to the UK economy, recording trade surpluses of more than £4.8 billion each year. These industries employ large numbers of chemists in research, development, sales, marketing and management. The intellectual training (i.e. numeracy and problem-solving skills, team work, communication) obtained in studying for a degree in Chemistry is also ideal for a career in areas outside the chemical sciences.

Entry requirements

SQA Highers: AABB (including A in Chemistry)
GCE A-Levels: AAB (including A in Chemistry) – or equivalent
International Baccalaureate Points: 35 (including a higher level 6 in Chemistry)


Course link: Chemistry

Study options

4 years Full time

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