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London Metropolitan University

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

UCAS Code: MC10

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

You are expected to achieve grades CC in Chemistry and Biology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2019

**Why study this course?**

The UK has a solid pharmaceutical sector that is driven by innovation and the desire to make a real difference. The pharmaceutical industry has a need for highly skilled graduates with a strong background in organic chemistry, coupled with an understanding of drug discovery and biochemical areas. Our Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery BSc course has been designed to ensure you have the skills needed to succeed in the pharmaceutical industry.

**More about this course**

Our Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery BSc degree offers the opportunity to study chemistry as a major subject along with subjects allied to the pharmaceutical industries. This exciting course will allow you to develop technical and transferable skills and competencies in a range of specialist areas. For instance in Year 1 of the degree you will develop a sound understanding of the core chemistry principles, while in Year 2 you will deepen your knowledge of the drug discovery process with an emphasis on topics relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. In Year 3, you can specialise further in medicinal chemistry and molecular modelling. You will also undertake a research project in medicinal or synthetic chemistry.

On graduation you will be equipped to take up an exciting role in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or consulting industries, or progress to postgraduate study.
A typical week involves a minimum of 12 hours' contact time with academic staff in a variety of forms including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops or practicals. Practicals and projects are conducted in one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe.

Our Learning Centre has many areas for group or independent study with Wi-Fi and computer facilities, as well as a café where you can take a break and relax with friends over a coffee. We've also recently invested in additional interactive, digital laboratory resources, which will help you prepare for practical classes and written practical reports.

There is also the opportunity to become a member of the Life Sciences society, which in turn can provide you with the opportunity to attend several social and professional events. This welcoming society will help you build the skills you'll need for a career within life sciences and provides support to help make life sciences fun and enjoyable to study.

On graduation you will be equipped for a variety of careers including roles in medicinal chemistry, drug design, pharmaceutical analysis and research. The strong emphasis on developing transferable skills, with extensive analytical and mathematical skills, could alternatively lead you to pursue a career in teaching, finance or management. You may also want to progress to further study, opting to undertake an MSc or a PhD.

Modules

The first year of the course includes modules covering general and organic chemistry and concepts in chemistry and cell biology to give students a good background in the essential aspects of medicinal chemistry. In the second year you will take a range of modules, which are likely to include organic chemistry, pharmacodynamics and drug actions and a specialist module called drug discovery. In your third year, there is the opportunity to take specialist modules – examples include advanced organic chemistry, bioinformatics and molecular modelling and medicinal chemistry. You will also undertake a directed final year research project.

Assessment methods

The way you're assessed will vary depending on the module. Examples of assessment methods include coursework, such as problem solving exercises, written assignments, practical reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as poster presentations or oral examinations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

We aim to ensure that lecturers return in-course assessments promptly – usually within 10 working days after the submission date.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:

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