University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Drug Discovery

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Course summary

Invent better, safer drugs in order to fight and cure diseases from Ebola to MRSA and cancer. Why Chemistry with Drug Discovery at Strathclyde? Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry as fully meeting the educational requirement to become a Chartered Chemist. Benefit from 12-month paid industrial placement. Gain extensive practical laboratory experience. Options to study or undertake placement year abroad. Our relationships with GSK and AstraZeneca enhance your career prospects. Your Career This course maximises your opportunity of employment in the medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical industries. Your skills will also be in demand in other areas. Recent graduate job roles include: Drug discovery Chemistry research scientist Regulatory affairs executive Scientific communication specialist Drug sale manager

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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.






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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF190
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
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 ABB - AAA Year 2 entry: Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology. Year 1 entry: As above but only one of Maths, Physics/Biology.
Scottish Higher AABB - AAAC Chemistry, Maths, Physics OR Biology/Human Biology, English C. Advanced Higher Chemistry and Maths recommended for S6 study and to compensate for missed Higher grades.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - AAA Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Year 2 entry: Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology all at HL. English SL6. Year 1 entry: As above but only one of HL Maths and HL Physics/Biology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Chemistry at H2, Maths at H2, Physics or Biology at H3 and English at H3
Scottish HNC Pass A in Graded Unit.

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 £19750 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Chemistry with Drug Discovery at University of Strathclyde - UCAS