University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicinal Chemistry

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Course summary

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Combining the scientific fields of chemistry and biology, our degree in BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry is an exciting journey towards the discovery of new treatments and therapeutic agents. Medicinal chemistry incorporates the design, development and monitoring of drugs which are essential in tackling new and exciting diseases. This course is designed for students with a strong interest in chemistry and its applications to the treatment of diseases as it integrates the range of subjects required to become a medicinal chemist. The modules covered include both the core areas of chemistry (organic, physical, inorganic and analytical) and the key areas of biochemistry and biology relevant to the discipline. We encourage all our students to take an industrial placement year, between years two and three, which you arrange with our support – making it a four-year course, overall. You will benefit from a placement by being to apply your knowledge of real-world situations to your academic studies during your final year, whilst also gaining experience that is highly valued by prospective employers. Features • The course content benefits from the contributions of expert, external, guest lecturers • Newly refurbished and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories • Opportunities to explore exciting and inspiring research areas, such as nanotechnology, cancer and antimicrobial research, drug design and repurposing, mass spectrometry and toxicology • Our Science in Industry module offers you the chance to gain experience of the business behind the science • Take your knowledge further with an integrated masters MChem pathway

Course details


Year one modules may include: Biological Chemistry, Pharmaceutical & Biochemical Skills, Organic Chemistry 1, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research Skills, Organic Chemistry 2, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Structure Determination, Pharmaceutical Science. Year three modules may include: Drug Synthesis, Science and Industry, Biochemistry of Drugs and Diseases, Organic Chemistry 3, Research Project and Professional Skills.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code8M75
Institution code S03
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points
A level 104 to 120 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Chemistry. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Suitable Science subject. Health BTECs are not accepted as do not contain sufficient Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma 104-120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.
Scottish Higher 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including C in Higher Level Chemistry.
AS Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D* Suitable Science subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points including grade 4 in Higher Level Chemistry
Extended Project Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Chemistry.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

Fees and funding

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Medicinal Chemistry at University of Salford - UCAS