Queen's University Belfast

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicinal Chemistry

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Course summary

Chemistry is a core science subject that touches almost every aspect of our daily lives, and will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society. Chemists develop life-saving drugs, polymers, pest-control agents and catalysts that can enhance our quality of life beyond measure. Four-year MSci degrees are available for high-calibre students with the ability and aspiration to practise Chemistry at the highest levels. BSc students with excellent performance may transfer to the MSci at any time up to the end of Stage 2.

Course details


How to apply

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 codeF150
Institution code Q75
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Two Science subjects required to include Chemistry. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE course must contain sufficient relevant modules in Chemistry and another Science subject. Contact the Admissions and Access Service ([email protected]) for advice. Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Advanced Higher Chemistry required + a second Science subject at Scottish Higher Level. Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Chemistry and a second Science subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Higher Level grade H3 in Chemistry and a second Science. If not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in English and Mathematics.

GCSE Mathematics at grade C or better. Scottish National 5 Mathematics at grade C or better.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4275 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4275 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2019-20. The tuition fees for 2020-21 are not yet available. Further information is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/
Medicinal Chemistry at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS