Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Experience at University of Exeter - UCAS

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Experience

University of Exeter

Degree level: Undergraduate

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•Learn how the fundamentals of biology and chemistry are applied to medical science •Gain insight into how new drugs are designed •Work in state-of-the art facilities and carry out challenging independent research This four-year version of the BSc (Hons) Biological and Medicinal Chemistry degree includes a paid year in industry between the second and final years. This third year is competitive-entry and you spend a salaried year working on a research project in the chemical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical sectors; we have established collaborations with local, national and multinational companies and agencies. We find that our students gain valuable experience from working in industry: not only first-hand knowledge, but improvements in personal and transferable skills, making new contacts and enhancing employability – our industrial placement degrees develop experienced graduates and the placement companies often offer employment after graduation. This degree provides training in both biological sciences and chemistry and shows how this multidisciplinary area relates to aspects of medicine and drug design. The first year provides an excellent grounding in all three branches of chemistry – inorganic, organic and physical. Organic chemistry remains a key element in subsequent years of the programme, with an emphasis being the clear link between chemistry and biological sciences. The level and breadth of coverage of organic chemistry is comparable with that normally encountered in a Single Honours BSc Chemistry programme. The second and final years provide you with a wide range of module choice allowing further specialisation in chemistry, forensic science, cell biology, molecular biology and genomics, and biotechnology, alongside core topics including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and drug design. This degree leads to many career opportunities in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnological and other industries as well as medically-related employment and further study.

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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 codeFC17
Institution code E84
Campus nameUniversity of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
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 AAA Excluding General Studies. Chemistry and Biology at Grade A required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also require Grade A in GCE AL Biology and Grade A in GCE AL Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade, to include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in Chemistry or related subjects and 15 at Distinction Grade in Biology or related subjects. Please also see GCSE requirements.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Chemistry and Biology at Grade A required.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB Chemistry and Biology at Grade A required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 6 in HL Chemistry and Biology.

GCSE Maths at grade B or 5 and either GCSE Double Award Science or GCSE Chemistry at grade C or 4.


English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/entry/#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £22950 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Experience at University of Exeter - UCAS