Medicinal Chemistry with Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biomedical Science
UCAS Code: 8M50
Start Date(s): September
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with a placement year
Up to 8 years part-time
UK - £6,165 for Foundation Year; £9,250 for subsequent years
International - £14,400 per year
- Gain a broad, basic knowledge of chemical principles to prepare you for more advanced study
- An excellent route into science for those from a non-scientific background
- Ideal if you are returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course is now in clearing.
Please visit www.salford.ac.uk/clearing or call us on 0300 555 5030 to find out more.
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree course within the School of Environment and Life Sciences.
It is ideal if you want to develop your career along a chemical pathway but have a non-scientific background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.
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 (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry student
Recently completed a placement at Harvard University, working alongside experts on pioneering research into Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Whilst on my placement at Harvard, I was working in an academic laboratory making compounds for testing on Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This was really interesting, and was the first time I've ever done a full time job, so this definately helped me feel like a grown up! I was informed about the opportunity to go to America in my first year by my tutor, who did his PhD at Salford alongside Dr. Kevin Hodgetts, who works at Harvard and became my placement supervisor in America - a great example of the universities international research relationships.
The Foundation Year will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree course within the School of Environment and Life Sciences. 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.
Choose two modules from:
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.