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Manchester Metropolitan University

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

UCAS Code: C725

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Chemistry (must include a Pass in the Chemistry practical assessment) or Applied Science.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include four Chemistry units at grade Merit or above. Recommended Chemistry Units as follows: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 19 Pre 2016 BTECs: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Chemistry L3 credits at grade Distinction. Recommended Chemistry Units as follows: 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 45, 48, 52

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include four Chemistry units at grade Merit or above. Recommended Chemistry Units as follows: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 19 Pre 2016 BTECs: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Chemistry L3 credits at grade Distinction. Recommended Chemistry Units as follows: 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 45, 48, 52

UCAS Tariff

104-112
85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich with time abroad | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Medicinal chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is central to the pharmaceutical industry. This course provides you with a sound knowledge of the chemical and biological principles involved in drug design. As well as a firm grounding in general chemistry, research methods and laboratory techniques, you will study sources of drug molecules, mechanisms of drug action, computational drug modelling, spectroscopy, preparation of drug molecules, biochemistry, physiochemical processes, medicinal chemistry, bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry. A research project completes your studies. You will benefit from newly refurbished, state-of-the art laboratory facilities, industry-standard supporting instrumentation and from learning in a research-active environment.

Features and benefits of the course:
- If you opt for the four year sandwich route you can spend your third year on placement in industry. If you opt for the four year study abroad route, you can spend your third year at a University in Europe, North America or Australia.

- You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand.

- 94% of Chemistry graduates go straight into employment and/or further study according to the DHLE survey 2014 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

- 90% of students are satisfied with the School of Science and the Environment (From 261 (70%) students who responded to the 2015 National Student Survey).

- We recently invested half a million pounds in upgrading our synthetic chemistry and materials laboratories, including the installation of an X-ray diffractometer which analyses the crystal structure of materials at the atomic level. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide variety of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Science and the Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Medicinal chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,475
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medicinal chemistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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