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.
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 contributes towards the final degree classification as part of your year 2 mark. After the placement you return to take the final year, making 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 and you will gain 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.
|UCAS tariff points||260-300 points|
|GCE A level||260-300 points including chemistry at A2 or equivalent|
|GCE A level double award||260-300 points|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM in a suitable science subject|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Possible entry to level 5|
|Scottish Highers||260-300 points including science|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||260-300 points from Higher level including science|
|International Baccalaureate||25 points with at least one science subject in group 4|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
Please note that you should discuss the possibility of being considered for the scheme with the Admissions Tutor before making an application. Please contact the Environment and Life Sciences school office to speak with the Admissions Tutor for this course: +44(0)161 295 4656
We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in chemistry, and a desire to operate in a cutting-edge research field.
You will learn through a combination of:
Potential employers of graduates in this sector show increased requirements for more highly skilled and qualified employees and there continues to be a demand from the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, which have a strong base in the Northwest region. Graduates will be well-placed to take advantage of these opportunities through the programme’s emphasis on employability in the Science & Industry module, placements and technical training.
Other opportunities outside industry include: university, government, private or charity-funded research laboratories; research and development or sales and marketing for the healthcare industries. Students may also continue on to postgraduate study or choose a teaching career which currently offers attractive financial incentives.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which we will help to arrange, between years 2 and 3 of the full-time course, making a four-year course overall. In many cases this can be a salaried position with a major company or have financial support linked to a hospital. In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year. The placement also counts towards the final degree classification as part of the year 2 mark.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Start Dates: September