Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Medicinal and biological chemistry are central pillars of drug design, covering the skills, techniques and understanding crucial to a career in the development, testing and production of new treatments. So, while this course is rooted in general chemistry – offering a good grounding in broad principles, research methods and laboratory techniques – it’s a specialist course, designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the knowledge and abilities employers want. That means you’ll explore everything from the sources of drug molecules, mechanisms of drug action, computational drug modelling, spectroscopy and the preparation of drug molecules, to biochemistry, physiochemical processes, medicinal chemistry, bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry. You’ll have scope to focus on areas like biomedical or health science units, and you’ll finish off your chemistry degree with a research project of your own design. FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, reflecting our professional standards and standing within the discipline of chemistry.
  • We've invested over a million pounds in upgrading our synthetic chemistry and materials laboratories.
  • Our teaching is supported by a range of technological innovations including videos to support the learning of key concepts and problem-solving practice.
  • You can opt for a four-year route, with the third year of your degree spent on an industry placement or studying abroad with one of our partner institutions in Europe, North America or Australasia.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC725
Institution code M40
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 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC To include grade C in Chemistry (including a Pass in A level Chemistry Practical).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in Applied Science to include four units at merit or above from the following units: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 19 Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science to include 60 level 3 credits at distinction from the following units: 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 45, 48, 52
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science with a minimum score of 106 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include HL 5 in Chemistry

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics and GCSE grade C/4 in Science or BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science with grade merit. The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.

Fees and funding

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Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS