Why Study With Us?

A Chemistry-based degree gives you an excellent qualification for a wide career choice within science, industry or commerce. At the end of your course you will be numerate, analytical, and practical and have good problem solving, presentation and communication skills.

You may also decide to continue studying Chemistry and many of our graduates opt to continue on to a PhD.

University life is about learning and growing as a person. The School of Chemistry and the University of Edinburgh let you do both, as you can see by following the links below:

Student in a lab

Our Teaching

We offer a complete chemistry experience with lectures, tutorials and a research project.

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Living in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to live in.

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A variety of career paths are open to our MSc graduates.

International students

An International Experience

Be part of a global community.

One of our students

A Student's View

Read the thoughts of one of our recent MSc students.

Clint Veale

Student Interview

Clint Veale, a student on our first ever MSc course talks about his experience.