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University of Huddersfield

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

UCAS Code: B203

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a grade B in Chemistry. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

45 level 3 credits at Merit and at least 21 credits in Chemistry.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a minimum grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in Chemistry at A Level.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pharmacology

Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci degree gives you the chance to explore all the fundamentals of organic chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology while developing a specialism in pharmaceutics. Where this course differs from the Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons) degree is that the third year of the MSci is a compulsory UK placement year in industry, a government agency or academic research group. We’ll support you to find a place that’s right for you and wherever you choose to go, you’ll complete academic assignments alongside your work experience.

From day one you’ll be building up your knowledge and getting to practise the skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries. Throughout the course you’ll get to grips with the subject areas through lectures, tutorials, focused seminars and hands-on practicals in modern chemical sciences labs. Guided by teaching staff who are all educated to doctoral level in their respective areas of expertise, you’ll be able to develop your logical reasoning skills and establish an imaginative approach to solving problems. All of these aspects of the course are designed to help build your confidence in applying your knowledge and help you enter the world of work when you graduate.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Analytical Science 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry A; Pharmaceutics 1; Biochemistry 1; Physiology 1: Structure and Function. Year 2 Core modules: Organic Chemistry 2; Analytical Science 2; Microbiology for the Pharmaceutical Industry; Pharmaceutics 2; Medical Pharmacology; Biochemistry 2. Year 3 Core modules: Laboratory Techniques; Investigative Project and Drug Degradation; Business Aspects of Science; Scientific Communication.
Final year Core modules: Research Project; Chemical Therapeutics; Analytical Science 3; Molecular Targets and Drug Design. Option modules: choose one of the following modules: Pharmaceutics 3; Organic Chemistry 3; Analytical Science 4.

Assessment methods

Assessment will include written exams and coursework including problem solving assignments, laboratory reports, short tests, , and oral and poster presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Chemical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Pharmacology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate
336

After graduation


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Pharmacology

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.

99%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

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