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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 18000 per year
Why this course?This degree was created with industry in mind to bridge the knowledge gap between engineers and chemists.
This hybrid degree is for those who want to combine their interest in chemistry with knowledge of chemical engineering.
It provides a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry and chemical engineering. It also gives you an appreciation of the expertise needed to transform small-scale laboratory practice into large-scale chemical operations used in industry.
This course will ensure you're well equipped to enter industry with the range of skills which employers are looking for.
Teaching and classes are divided equally between the Departments of Pure & Applied Chemistry and Chemical & Process Engineering. Both departments have strong industrial links and a history of teaching students specifically for the chemical industry.
The course involves extensive practical work that builds on the theory you'll learn in lectures. You'll also develop communication and teamwork skills with the ability to work safely.
What you'll study
Classes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Chemical Engineering. Chemistry practical classes help you to master the basic preparative and analytical skills. You also choose an elective subject.
Years 2 & 3
Fundamental Organic and Physical Chemistry plus supporting classes. Practical Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Safety. Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer, Process Analysis and Statistics, plus Mathematics. You'll have a choice of electives from chemistry, engineering or the wider university prospectus. Laboratory work increases and your practical skills are enhanced with computer modelling and group exercises to develop presentation skills.
Students undertake a Chemical Engineering Design research project, plus further Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Spectroscopy and Process Control & Environmental technology.
You'll specialise in the areas and applications of chemistry and chemical engineering that interest you most. An Applied Chemistry research project will enable you to use your practical skills and knowledge to solve a new chemical challenge, working in one of our specialist research laboratories with full-time researchers on real chemistry challenges. ?
Our high-quality, bright and modern laboratories include a range of specialist equipment in both departments. You'll gain hands-on experience of state-of-the-art machinery used in industry and research.
High Flyer Programme
Well-qualified applicants with appropriate A Levels and Advanced Highers will be admitted to the Faculty of Science prestigious 'High Flyer' Programme, which allows students to complete an Honours degree in three years and an Integrated Masters degree in four. If you are studying the relevant subjects you may receive a dual offer, specifying grades to direct entry to Year 2 as a High Flyer and also standard Year 1 entry.
Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.
In recent years, our students have won:
Accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Chemical Engineer.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Chemist.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees & funding
How much will my course cost?
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
Rest of UK
Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.
Course materials & costs
Lab coats and safety goggles:
Course materials & costs
Estimated cost for laboratory coat:
Students are not charged for course notes. All course notes are uploaded to MyPlace. Printing facilities are also available.
Placements & field trips
Two field trips during the course of undergraduate degree programme
Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
How can I fund my studies?
Students from Scotland and the EU
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.
For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.
Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland
We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and WalesHave a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.
International Students (Non UK, EEA)
We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.
We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.
Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.
Year 1 entry: AAAB (Chemistry, Maths, Physics, English preferred as fourth subject)
Chemistry and Maths recommended for S6 study
Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry, Maths, Physics)
Typical entry requirements: AAA
Year 2 entry: 34 (Chemistry, Maths, Physics all at HL)
Year 1 entry: relevant HNC, A in Graded Unit
Year 2 entry: relevant HND, AAA in Graded Units
* Those with A Levels, Advanced Highers or IB HL in only two of the preferred subjects will be considered for Year 1 entry?
We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.
Degree preparation course for international students
We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.
Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies
I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky.
Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics
The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs.
Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies
I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry.
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