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Course summary

Pharmaceutical chemistry plays a huge role in drug design and discovery, from treating diabetes to curing cancer. With a strong emphasis on gaining practical laboratory experience and employability skills, our programme offers a comprehensive view of this exciting field. Learn how drugs are designed and optimised from lead compounds, their modes of action and pharmacology, and how they are developed through trials and into manufacture. Teaching centres on synthetic organic chemistry, but we’ll also give you a strong grounding in physical and inorganic chemistry and spectroscopy. You’ll learn about pharmacology, biochemistry and cancer chemotherapy too. In your final year, you’ll conduct your own supervised research project, either laboratory- or literature-based. Choose your own pathway through this degree — add a year in industry or studying abroad, or carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci. Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry – a mark of quality that employers understand and value.

Modules

Year 1 Foundations of Practical Chemistry Essential Skills for Chemists Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Semester A Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Semester B Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Fundamentals of Spectroscopy States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Measuring attainment in our modules against the intended learning outcomes involves either a series of coursework elements (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests), an end of semester final summative assessment/written exam or a combination of both. Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
F152
Institution code:
Q50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS