Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem Honours
UCAS Code: F123 (4 Years)


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This professionally accredited degree includes a year of advanced study at Master's level. 

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

Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include:

  • the principles of drug design
  • enzyme chemistry
  • toxicology
  • chemotherapy

In your fourth year, you take advanced modules, such as:

  • catalyst application and design
  • organic synthesis for drug targets
  • further organic and inorganic chemistry

Supported by our research-active staff, you also conduct an extended research project on a topic of your choice, contributing to knowledge at the cutting edge of the field. 

This degree provides a good basis for a PhD or career in research.

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The diversity of the course here at Newcastle is one of the main reasons why I find it so enjoyable. The lecturers are also very engaging and willing to answer any questions that you have.

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