BSc Medicinal Chemistry: The University of Manchester

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BSc Medicinal Chemistry: The University of Manchester, Undergraduate Admissions, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 years
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Course description

Medicinal Chemistry is a highly flexible degree programme covering a wide range of Chemistry and Pharmacy courses. It provides a strong foundation in core chemistry, supplemented by specialist knowledge of medicinal chemistry. In addition to core units you take top-rated courses such as foundation biology and medicinal biochemistry.

BSc Medicinal Chemistry is recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry as fulfilling the academic requirements for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Career opportunities

BSc Medicinal Chemistry graduates go into a wide range of careers. You will be numerate, literate, versatile, creative and skilled in problem solving. You will, of course, be particularly well suited to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. In general around 50% of our Chemistry graduates have a first job directly using their chemical knowledge, 25% go on to a further degree and the remaining 25% opt for diverse careers in areas such as finance, management, computing and IT.

Entry requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview: A Level: Grades ABB-ABC (to include Chemistry plus one other science or maths subject).
  • English language: Minimum grade C in GCSE English Language.  IELTS - minimum 6.5. TOEFL - minimum 233 (computer-based) or 577 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).
  • A level: Grades ABC including Chemistry and one other science or maths subject.
  • AS level: Two AS Levels may be accepted in place of one A Level.
  • Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.
  • GCSE: A good range of subjects including English, Maths and Sciences with minimum grades of A-C.
  • Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification.
  • International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall with at least 16 at Higher Level including Chemistry plus at least one other science subject from Maths, Physics or Biology at Higher Level. English must be offered at standard level.

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