Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem

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Course summary

Chemistry is a fundamental science which has a huge impact on our day to day lives. The crucial roles that the pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry industries have played in the fight against COVID-19 has also increased public awareness and perception of the challenges being faced and thus the national strategic importance of these industries. This integrated masters course places emphasis on research alongside developing your laboratory, practical and professional skills, and a specialism in medicinal chemistry in the final year of the degree. To provide a base for this advanced learning, the course shares Years 1, 2 and 3 with the Chemistry BSc course. Reasons to choose Kingston -Kingston's state-of-the-art laboratories include networked computers for each workspace, newly refurbished through a £6 million investment. -This MChem degree is ideal if you are considering a career as an industrial or medicinal chemist. -Two independent research projects, at least one of which will in medicinal chemistry, enabling you to develop advanced research skills.

Course details


Example modules include: Inorganic Chemistry; Analytical & Experimental Chemistry; Organic & Natural Product Chemistry; Advanced Materials & Industrial Chemistry; Design Discovery & Development of Pharmaceuticals; and Medicinal Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops and practical classes. Theory work is backed up by independent or group-based practical study. Assessment typically comprises 60 per cent exam/40 per cent coursework, including practical exercises and in-course tests. Projects are assessed by practical work, presentation of results and a written report.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Tuition fees

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

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Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem at Kingston University - UCAS