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
- Our unique Science in Industry module offers you the chance to gain experience of business behind the science
- Optional year-long placement, giving you the chance to graduate with professional experience
- Contributions from expert external guest lecturers
- 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 to 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.
Research areas you can participate in 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 are bringing the industry to you by integrating contributions and perspectives from industry experts, meaning that you will be well prepared for life after university as well as being more employable.
Year 1 will include 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. 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 year 3 emphasis will be placed upon chemical research and highlighting new developments in the field of medicinal chemistry
At the end of year 2, you can decide to undertake an additional year away from University on an appropriate placement, which you arrange with our support and which contributes towards the final degree classification as part of your year 2 mark. After the placement you return to take the final year, completing a four year course overall. In some cases the placement may be a salaried position. 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 final year as well as gaining experience that is highly valued by prospective employers.
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.