Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry is concerned with understanding biological mechanisms and processes at the level of the atoms and molecules involved, and applying this understanding along with the tools of synthetic chemistry and genetic manipulation to design and deliver pharmaceutical interventions. Students learn how breakthroughs in understanding of the molecular basis of diseases are being combined with cross-disciplinary advances in chemistry, biology and nanotechnology to generate new generations of innovative therapeutics. The programme teaches a thorough understanding of the structures, properties and syntheses (in the lab and in vivo) of the diverse range of molecules and macromolecules needed to build a living organism. It provides understanding of how biological molecules cooperate in finely tuned networks and pathways or are organised into macromolecular complexes, membranes, organelles, cells and tissues. Building upon an initial solid foundation in chemistry and cell and molecular biology, this degree programme provides the intellectual framework for understanding this topic from the fundamentals to the frontiers of current research.

Course details


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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

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 codeFC17
Institution code E56
Campus nameCentral area campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB - AAA Grades must be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Level: Chemistry and Mathematics.
Scottish Higher AAAB - AAAA These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: Mathematics at grade A and Chemistry (preferably at grade A). Qualified applicants are strongly advised to take Mathematics and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 - 32 points Award of Diploma with 37 points with 666 at HL - 32 points with 555 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Chemistry. Mathematics SL at grade 6 or HL at grade 5 (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only).

Direct entry to second year is available. Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: Chemistry and Mathematics.
Scottish Higher AABB These grades must be achieved by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: Mathematics at grade A and Chemistry (preferably at grade A). Qualified applicants are strongly advised to take Mathematics and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Award of Diploma with 32 points with 555 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Chemistry. Mathematics SL at grade 6 or HL at grade 5 (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £27550 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS