Chemistry - Part Time Day Higher

What is special about this course?

Chemistry, the study of matter and its interactions, contributes essential knowledge and understanding across all aspects of our lives.  Chemistry explains the links between the particulate nature of matter and the macroscopic properties of the world.  Chemistry research and development is essential for the introduction of new products.  The chemistry industry is a major contributor to the economy of the country.  There will be an external exam in this course.

Entry requirements

A pass of C or above at Intermediate 2 Chemistry or a qualification at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent is needed for entry.

We would also consider those who have no prior qualifications.

The units that make up this new Curriculum for Excellence Higher syllabus are:

Chemical Changes and Structure: Controlling reaction rates and periodic trends.  Learn the principles of collision theory and the use of catalysts in reactions, the concept of electro-negativity and intra-molecular and intermolecular forces.  The connection between bonding and a material's physical properties is investigated.

Researching Chemistry: The relevance of chemical theory to everyday life by exploring the chemistry behind the topical issue.

Nature's Chemistry: The knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry within the context of the chemistry of food and the chemistry of everyday consumer products, soaps, detergents, fragrances and skincare.

Chemistry in Society: Gain the knowledge and understanding of the principles of physical chemistry which allow a chemical process to be taken from the researcher's bench through to industrial production

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face teaching and independent study.

How long will my course last?

30 Week

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.


What can I do on completion of my course?

An important course for those wishing to progress to Chemistry related degrees at university but also applicable to a range of science degrees.

Is there more information available online?

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