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Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5  in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

Medicinal chemistry covers concepts in the fields of chemistry, pharmacology, chemical synthesis and protein biochemistry. You will study how small molecules are designed, extracted, modified and synthesized to generate therapeutics. You will also explore how these molecules interact with their targets within the cell.

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Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology (20 credits)
  • Research and Practical Skills in Biopharmaceutical Science (40 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Further Research and Practical Skills in Biopharmaceutical Science (40 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology (20 credits)
  • Further Analytical Science (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Optional one year placement in the Pharmaceutical Sciences industry

Final year (national level 6)

  • Advanced Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Advanced Biotechnology and Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Advanced Drug Synthesis (20 credits)
  • Research Project (40 credits)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Medicinal chemists are employed in an increasingly wide range of roles in drug development and pharmaceutical companies. The typical salary for a graduate medicinal chemist is £23,000. This salary increases based upon postgraduate and industrial experience.

Companies that have employed our graduates include pharmaceutical multinationals such as GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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