Manchester Metropolitan University

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

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Medicinal chemistry is central to the pharmaceutical industry. This course provides you with a sound knowledge of the chemical and biological principles involved in drug design. As well as a firm grounding in general chemistry, research methods and laboratory techniques, you will study sources of drug molecules, mechanisms of drug action, computational drug modelling, spectroscopy, preparation of drug molecules, biochemistry, physiochemical processes, medicinal chemistry, bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry. A research project completes your studies. You will benefit from newly refurbished, state-of-the art laboratory facilities, industry-standard supporting instrumentation and from learning in a research-active environment.

Features and benefits of the course:

  • If you opt for the four year sandwich route you can spend your third year on placement in industry. If you opt for the four year study abroad route, you can spend your third year at a University in Europe, North America or Australia.

  • You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand.

  • 94% of Chemistry graduates go straight into employment and/or further study according to the DHLE survey 2014 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

  • 90% of students are satisfied with the School of Science and the Environment (From 261 (70%) students who responded to the 2015 National Student Survey).

  • We recently invested half a million pounds in upgrading our synthetic chemistry and materials laboratories, including the installation of an X-ray diffractometer which analyses the crystal structure of materials at the atomic level. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide variety of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques.

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 C725
Institution code M40
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 104 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC To include minimum grade C at A2 in Chemistry (must include a Pass in the Chemistry practical assessment) or Applied Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science with Merit in all mandatory units and Merit in the following optional units:

13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
14 Applications of Organic Chemistry
19 Practical Chemical Analysis

Or
BTEC National Extended Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC in Applied Science to include 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science with Merit in all mandatory units and Merit in two of the following optional units:

13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
14 Applications of Organic Chemistry
19 Practical Chemical Analysis

Or
BTEC National Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC Applied Science - 60 Relevant L3 Credits at Merit

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.


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