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University of Leeds

Medicinal Chemistry

UCAS Code: F150
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Chemistry.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB-ABB

Chemistry.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Without medicinal chemists, life as we know it would be impossible. Modern medicines give us pain relief, cure bacterial infections and fight viruses and cancer. Without the arsenal of drugs at their disposal doctors would be unable to cure many common diseases.It is the ability of medicinal chemists to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide that motivates many of our students on this course.This course aims to provide you with a high quality degree with a wide ranging view of all aspects of chemistry and prepare you for a career in a variety of areas. Medicinal Chemistry is one of our focused degree options that allows you to tailor your chemistry degree and study a particular area of the subject in more detail. As with all of our courses there are many choices at the module level so that you can focus your studies on the areas of chemistry that interest you most.This is a 3-year BSc degree course.

Modules

Levels 1 & 2: Students study core material covering the basic elements of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry; students are offered a wide range of optional modules as they advance on the course including the fundamentals of drug design, pharmacology, gene therapy and cancer chemotherapy, and including the option of an industrial placement. Final year: Students conduct literature and research projects.

University of Leeds

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Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
53%
47%

Year 1

47%
45%
8%

Year 2

50%
48%
2%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of students taking chemistry courses hasn't changed much in the last ten years, even as numbers in most other subjects have risen, and it's felt the UK has a shortage of chemistry grads overall. 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 many industries, from the food industry to teaching, need chemistry graduates, and 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. The recession hasn't been too kind to chemists, and current problems, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), mean that the stats are probably a little worse than we'd normally expect – they should improve over the next few years.
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