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Nottingham Trent University

Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry

UCAS Code: 350L

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels including Chemistry (A-level Chemistry grade C will be accepted providing the overall tariff points are met)

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, including relevant Chemistry modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma including relevant Chemistry modules and one A-level or equivalent qualifications

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications (one of which must be A-Level Chemistry grade C or equivalent)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

including relevant Chemistry modules

UCAS Tariff

120
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

Chemists have been instrumental in ridding the world of killer diseases and developing drugs that improve the lives and outcomes for millions of people worldwide. Pharmaceutical chemists are interested in how chemicals and drugs work in a biological environment, so if you’re passionate about both Chemistry and Biology, then this is a great course for you.

• • • Why study Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University? • • • We've got satisfied students. We are in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for Chemistry (National Student Survey 2016).
• We have inspiring learning environments. Get hands-on learning in some of the best laboratories in the UK for teaching and research.
• We provide innovative accredited courses. We provide innovative courses accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry guaranteeing that our courses are relevant to industry.
• We're delivering research with impact. Chemistry staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable.
• Get international perspective. Our Eurobachelor status means that your degree meets demanding criteria that will be recognised throughout Europe – invaluable for career development or further study.
• We’re one of the top universities for offering placements. Our courses offer the opportunity to apply for a placement in the UK or abroad, giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for, including recent placements at Scott Bader, Intertek and the National Institute for Medical Research.
• We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 94% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Science and Technology

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.

92%
high
Pharmaceutical 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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
99%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

99%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
298

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Science, engineering and production technicians
21%
Natural and social science professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative 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.

Physical sciences

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

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

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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