Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (with Industrial Training Year) MChem Honours
UCAS Code: F124 (4 Years)


Student in the laboratoryThis professionally accredited degree includes an industrial placement year and a year of advanced study at Master's level. 

You learn the fundamentals 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 third year, you take a year in industry, increasing your employability after graduation.

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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