Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Reasons to choose Kingston – This course has been ranked as one of the top 10 in the UK and the best in London (Guardian University League Tables, 2019). – It received more than 93 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018). – 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17). About this course This course is ideal if you see yourself as a research scientist working in drug discovery and delivery. It offers training for designing, developing and testing new drugs. It explores sources of medicine, how they work and how they can be formulated (e.g. tablets, creams, inhalers), analysed and tested. Years 1 and 2 are shared with Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons). Year 3 deepens your knowledge of natural product chemistry and develops skills for testing and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Year 4 develops skills in experiment design, critical analysis, problem solving and laboratory work.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: CH4003 - Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental techniques, CH4004 - Academic Skills for Molecular Sciences, CH4005 - Foundation Chemistry, CH4006 - Bioscience 1. Year 2: CH5002 - Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, CH5005 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, CH5006 - Analytical Science, CH5007 - Practical and Research Skills in Pharmaceutical Science. Year 3:CH6001 - Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, CH6007 - Advanced Analytical Science, CH6008 - Drug Development , CH6009 - Topics in Pharmaceutical Science. Year 4: CH7001 - Research Project, CH7002 - Advanced Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, CH7060 - Manufacture and Clinical Trials of Medicines.
Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical classes. Assessment methods typically comprise 60 per cent exam/40 per cent coursework (eg practical work, in-course tests, assignments and essays).
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies & Critical Thinking not accepted.|
|A level||BBC||A-Level Chemistry with a minimum of a grade C and one other Science subject at A-Level required (can be Biology [preferred], Physics or Maths).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (Chemistry) only must have merits in the following units: Unit 1 : “Principles and Applications in Science 1” Unit 5: “Principles and Applications in Science 2” Unit 13: “Applications of Inorganic Chemistry” Unit 14: “Applications of Organic Chemistry”|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits P: 9 credits||To include a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry (with at least 10 credits at Distinction and 5 at Merit) and 15 credits in Biology at a minimum of a Merit|
|Scottish Higher||Achieve a minimum of 112 points including Advanced Higher in Chemistry at a minimum of a grade B and Higher in Biology at a minimum of a grade C.|
|AS||Can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects to achieve 112 UCAS points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include 5 in Chemistry and 4 in Biology Higher Level as well as English Language and Maths at Standard Level 5 or Higher Level 4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Equivalent of 112 UCAS points to include a minimum of H1 in Chemistry and H2 in Biology|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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