Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry University of Manchester

Undergraduate

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry is a highly flexible degree programme covering a wide range of courses taught by chemists, pharmacists, biologists and industrial medicinal chemists. It provides a strong foundation in core chemistry, supplemented by specialist knowledge of medicinal chemistry. In addition to core chemistry units you take top-rated courses such as foundation biology, medicinal biochemistry and a number of courses on drug discovery and development from experts within chemistry and other Faculties.

Special Features

  • We take good care of our students and have multiple tutors to oversee the process. The Director of Undergraduate Studies is in overall charge, and you will have Academic Tutors in all branches of the subject, a Programme Director for the F152 course, and a Personal Tutor.

  • MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry is aimed at students with a strong interest in the biological aspects of chemistry. As well as traditional chemistry topics you will take courses that cover biochemistry, medicines and drug discovery, and the major disease areas. Some of these courses are taught by academics from the top-rated School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences while others are taught by industrialists from major pharmaceutical companies. For full details of all the courses see below.

  • We are also proud of our innovative PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) scheme. The PASS scheme provides additional support in the area of the current week's tutorial. It is entirely voluntary and third and fourth year students help first years to tackle problems defined by the content of the current tutorial. The emphasis is on showing students how to think about the problems, how to develop problem-solving skills and how to get the most from the educational resources available.

  • Qualification

    Master of Chemistry (with Honours) - MChem (H)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


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 code F152
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Grades A*AA in any order including chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.

Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Typical contextual offer: Grades AAA including Chemistry plus one other Science or Maths subject. If you miss the MChem grades, but meet the BSc Grades (AAB), you will automatically be offered a place for BSc Chemistry.

For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Access to HE Diploma We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Two Advanced Highers at Grades AA, and two Highers at Grades AA. This must include chemistry and another science or mathematics at Advanced Higher. Or three Advanced Highers at Grades AAA including chemistry and another science or mathematics.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

Conditional offers will be set on an individual basis but are likely to include achieving a minimum of Grades D1 to D3 in Principal Subjects. Where A Level Chemistry plus another Science or Mathematics A Level are not taken, then Principal Subjects must include Chemistry and at least another Science from Mathematics, Physics or Biology.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language.

For a degree in chemistry, we also require GCSEs in science subjects with good grades at a minimum of Grade C or above (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 points 37 points overall. Grades 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include chemistry and one other science or mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We only offer access to BSc courses from this route. Please refer to the entry requirements for our BSc courses.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Scottish Advanced Higher Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Two Advanced Highers at Grades AA, and two Highers at Grades AA. This must include chemistry and another science or mathematics at Advanced Higher. Or three Advanced Highers at Grades AAA including chemistry and another science or mathematics.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/)

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With no less than 5.5 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0

Minimum Grade C in GCSE English language (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £23,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/