University of Dundee has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Drug discovery and biological chemistry integrate chemistry, pharmacology, and biology and use techniques from molecular and chemical biology to find new treatments for diseases. At Dundee, our Drug Discovery Unit bridges lab-focused academic research and industry-scale drug development to create new drugs to fight infections and other diseases. Expertise from this fast-moving field has been used to shape this course. The degree starts with a broad range of life sciences topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on more detailed aspects of biological chemistry and drug discovery at Levels 3 and 4. Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. Throughout your degree, you can pick modules that interest you and also transfer on to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules. Lab sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.
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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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB - AAB||Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered for our Foundation Year in Life Sciences.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AABB||Subjects should include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate 2 at C)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||IB Diploma at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.|
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English language requirements
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.