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f122 - Chemistry w Med Chemistry (w Ind TY) BSc

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (with Industrial Training Year) BSc Honours

UCAS Code: F122 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited BSc degree includes an industrial placement year to boost your skills and employability.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F122

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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Opportunities
Work Placement
Professional Accreditation

It equips you with a thorough understanding of all the main areas of chemistry, alongside in-depth knowledge of those aspects of chemistry that are important to the pharmaceutical industry.

Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include:

  • cancer chemotherapy
  • enzymology
  • toxicology

In Stage 3 you take a paid year in industry. It is a great opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience in the chemical sector and some host companies offer their placement students a job after they graduate.

We have some of the highest specification teaching laboratories in the country and our research-active staff mean you’ll study at the cutting edge of this life-changing field.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Intercalating Year

On completion of Stage 2 and before entering Stage 3, you spend one year in a placement approved by the Degree Programme Director. All intercalating students shall take the following compulsory module:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry careers

A degree in chemistry can be the passport to a whole range of careers. If you want to pursue chemistry research in industry or academia, a good chemistry degree (usually an MChem) is essential, often followed by a research (PhD) degree. A large number of our graduates do follow such a career pattern.

Our Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry degrees are particularly suited for employment in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital laboratories, and firms specialising in clinical diagnosis. The industrial training year often plays a decisive role in choosing a career, and provides an excellent opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience that employers value so highly. Most chemistry graduates choose to pursue careers in scientific research-related roles or in technical occupations.

The main employers are those in the chemical and related industries such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, toiletries, plastics, and polymers. Other key employment sectors include the food and drink industry; utilities and energy research; health and medical; research organisations and agencies.

A small proportion of Chemistry graduates will choose to enter very different career areas such as finance, marketing, sales and advertising; arts, design and sport; and social and welfare professions.

Find out more about the career options for Chemistry from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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