School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biomedical Science
UCAS Code: 8M75
Start Dates(s): September
3 years full-time
4 years full-time with Professional Studies
6 years part-time
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,400
- Course content benefits from contributions from expert external guest lecturers
- Optional year-long placement, giving you the chance to graduate with professional experience
- Our Science in Industry module offers you the chance to gain experience of the business behind the science
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Medicinal chemistry incorporates the design, development and monitoring of drugs which are essential in tackling new and existing diseases. This course integrates the range of subjects required to allow you to become a medicinal chemist. Subjects covered include both core areas of chemistry (organic, physical, inorganic and analytical) and key areas of biochemistry and biology relevant to the discipline. It is designed for students with a strong interest in chemistry and its applications to the treatment of diseases.
At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which you arrange with our support, between years two and three of the full-time course, making a four year course overall. You will benefit from this year by being able to apply what you have learned in a real-world situation to your academic studies in your final year as well as gaining experience that is highly valued by prospective employers.
BSc Medicinal Chemistry student
Currently completing a placement at Harvard University, working alongside experts on pioneering research into treatments for Alzheimer's disease
I am over the moon to be completing my placement year at Harvard. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have never done anything like this before and I am really lucky to have such a supportive family, friends and lecturers who have done everything for me so that I can go.
Year 1 includes core modules in areas of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry, along with biochemistry and biology. In year 2 you will develop chemistry-based analytical skills, and modules taken at this level have integrated laboratory components embedded within them in order to give you the practical and theoretical training vital for a career in medicinal chemistry. In your final year emphasis will be placed upon chemical research and highlighting new developments in the field of medicinal chemistry.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.