University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Sheffield has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Sheffield offers quality, consistency and practical experience. All our courses are accredited by professional societies. There are problem-solving classes and lab practicals as well as lectures. And there are weekly small-group tutorials so we can make sure you’re getting all the support you need. This combination of subjects gives you a grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of biology and chemistry before moving on to topics at the cutting edge of research. Graduates work all over the world in the pharmaceutical industry, fine chemicals, materials and bioscience for companies such as Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline. But their problem-solving abilities and their high level of numeracy are valued outside the sector, in financial services, IT, management and teaching.

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

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Course codeC720
Institution code S18
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 Not accepted
A level AAB including Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in Science including specific Chemistry units Required units include Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Practical Chemical Analysis:
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3 including 36 credits at Distinctions and 6 credits at Merit. Level 3 units must cover sufficient Chemistry and must provide a course syllabus
Scottish Higher AAABB plus grade B in Chemistry at Scottish Advanced Higher.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Science plus grade A Chemistry at A-level. Required units include Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Practical Chemical Analysis:
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points including 5 in Higher Level Chemistry
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus AA including Chemistry
Extended Project B plus ABB including Chemistry at A level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 including Chemistry
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C or grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade B or grade 6.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £24450 Year 1

Additional fee information

The annual fee for your course includes a number of items in addition to your tuition. If an item or activity is classed as a compulsory element for your course, it will normally be included in your tuition fee. There are also other costs which you may need to consider. Further guidance can be found via

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - Further information -

Chemistry with Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at University of Sheffield - UCAS