University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicinal Chemistry

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Course summary

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 wellbeing of millions of people worldwide that motivates many of our students on our Medicinal Chemistry BSc degree. The course structure shares modules with our Chemistry degrees but you will focus your study more on the organic elements of chemistry with an enhanced level of teaching on drug synthesis, pharmacology and how drugs work in biological systems. Course highlights

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research in areas such as chemical synthesis, medicinal chemistry, molecular recognition, enzymology, biophysical and analytical methods, and nanoscience.
  • There are lots of opportunities for you to work alongside our academics and get involved in the research happening in the School.
  • During your project work you will access  specialist facilities and laboratories.
  • Our theoretical modules are supported by extensive practical sessions in the laboratory, allowing you to perform experiments that reinforce the material taught to you in the lectures.
  • Small tutorial groups are used to support the teaching, so you get regular feedback from the academic staff helping you solve any problems that you might have with a particular topic.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • Chemistry, Royal Society of

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE: English Language grade C/4 and Mathematics grade B/6.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Medicinal Chemistry at University of Leeds - UCAS