Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Chemistry plays an important role in our society. It is central to developing drugs, creating vaccines and treating illnesses. You will explore the interplay between chemistry and biology to develop an understanding of human disease and drug design. The course focuses on core chemistry with modules in physiology and pharmacology. In these modules, you’ll learn about drug delivery, metabolism and targeting, drug structures and toxicities and cancer agents. On this integrated masters degree, the fourth year includes masters-level modules and a major research project. You can choose from a wide range of areas in chemistry for what your own project will be on, depending on your interests or career aspirations. You’ll benefit from the active research and latest insight of our research groups, as well as using state of the art facilities and equipment. Teaching sessions in our modern labs and facilities will give you valuable practical experience and a crucial understanding of chemistry. This will help prepare you for a wide range of careers. Our students go on to work in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, chemical, food and drink, and energy. The University of Nottingham is the second-most targeted university in the UK by leading employers. (High Fliers' Graduate Market in 2022). You may even recognise some of our staff from the popular Periodic Videos YouTube channel. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and creating a community environment with our students. You'll be taught by academic staff who will feed your curiosity for chemistry and support you with regular one to one sessions.


In the first year, you will take introductory modules in chemistry, physiology and pharmacology, including practical training. Our Mathematical Toolkit module is designed for students who do not have A level mathematics or equivalent. In the second year, you will cover topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry in more depth. You'll also study modules in spectroscopy, biological chemistry and pharmacology. This includes a case study on the development of a recent drug. In the third year, you will study advanced modules in chemistry and drug discovery. You can also choose from optional modules such as Complementary and Alternative Medicines, and Molecular Microbiology and Infections. In the fourth year, you will develop an in-depth research project in an area of your choice.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 8.5 in Chemistry and 8.0 in a second science. GCSE requirements - English grade 4 (C), Mathematics grade 4 (C)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at University of Nottingham - UCAS