Detailed information about applying to study at Aberdeen is given in the Student Recruitment and Admissions Service pages. However, you should note that under the present arrangements for fee payment and grant support, it is always best to apply from the outset for the longest degree you are likely to take. Therefore, if you have any interest at all in the MChem degree, you should specify this on your UCAS form.
If you are initially admitted for the BSc and decide before Christmas of your second year that you wish to transfer to the MChem, there should usually be no problem, but after this your grant-awarding authority may not agree to give you the extra support for the MChem programme. If you enrol for the MChem but then decide to change to the BSc, there will be no problem, as this will save money for the grant authority. Applying for the MChem does not commit you to it irrevocally - you will be free later to change to the BSc - and indeed to another science subject - if you wish to do so.
If you apply initially for the MChem, you will still be able to follow the curriculum for any of the BSc Honours degrees that we offer, before moving on to the final MChem year.
If you wish to receive a Prospectus, free of charge, please contact the Student Recruitment Admissions Service, University of Aberdeen, Regent Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3FX. Student Recruitment Services are also happy to answer all general enquiries about studying here, or to arrange a visit if you wish to come and see the University.