University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (with a year in industry)

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Course summary

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 shaped this course. The degree starts with a broad range of life sciences topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on biological chemistry and drug discovery at Levels 3 and 4, spending a year between these levels of study working in a related industry - for example in a commercial lab. Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for working on projects at Levels 3 and 4. 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 possibly transfer on to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules. Laboratory 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.

Modules

Modules can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk

Assessment method

Assessment methods can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F154
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/biological-chemistry-drug-discovery-industry/entry-requirements

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/biological-chemistry-drug-discovery-industry/entry-requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £26600 Year 1
International £26600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scottish students are for 2023/24. The fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2024. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2024/25 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course. If you choose to take this course with a year in Industry, the fees for the Year in Industry are, Scotland : £910 England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland : £1,850 International : 20% of the standard annual tuition fee for the academic year you complete your placement.
Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (with a year in industry) at University of Dundee - UCAS