Queen's University Belfast

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicinal Chemistry

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Course summary

Chemistry is a core science subject that touches almost every aspect of our daily lives, and will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society. Chemists develop life-saving drugs, polymers, pest-control agents and catalysts that can enhance our quality of life beyond measure. Four-year MSci degrees are available for high-calibre students with the ability and aspiration to practise Chemistry at the highest levels. BSc students with excellent performance may transfer to the MSci at any time up to the end of Stage 2.

Course details


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF15A
Institution code Q75
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Two Science subjects required to include Chemistry. Relevant Science subjects - Biology, Computer Science, ICT (not Applied), Digital Technology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Technology & Design. Other subjects considered on an individual basis. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA Advanced Higher Chemistry + a second Science subject required (see list under A-level). Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Chemistry and a second Science subject (see list under A-level).
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Higher Level grade H2 in Chemistry and a second Science (see list under A-level). If not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in English and Mathematics.

GCSE Mathematics at grade C or better. Scottish National 5 Mathematics at grade C or better.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4275 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4275 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2019-20. The tuition fees for 2020-21 are not yet available. Further information is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/
Medicinal Chemistry at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS