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Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Experience

University of Exeter
Program overview
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Price: 19,700 GBP
Start dates
Exeter
September 2019 
September 2020 
September 2021 

Program description

Program description

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Experience

•Learn how the fundamentals of biology and chemistry are applied to medical science
•Gain insight into how new drugs are designed
•Work in state-of-the art facilities and carry out challenging independent research

This four-year version of the BSc (Hons) Biological and Medicinal Chemistry degree includes a paid year in industry between the second and final years. This third year is competitive-entry and you spend a salaried year working on a research project in the chemical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical sectors; we have established collaborations with local, national and multinational companies and agencies. We find that our students gain valuable experience from working in industry: not only first-hand knowledge, but improvements in personal and transferable skills, making new contacts and enhancing employability – our industrial placement degrees develop experienced graduates and the placement companies often offer employment after graduation.

This degree provides training in both biological sciences and chemistry and shows how this multidisciplinary area relates to aspects of medicine and drug design. The first year provides an excellent grounding in all three branches of chemistry – inorganic, organic and physical. Organic chemistry remains a key element in subsequent years of the programme, with an emphasis being the clear link between chemistry and biological sciences. The level and breadth of coverage of organic chemistry is comparable with that normally encountered in a Single Honours BSc Chemistry programme.

The second and final years provide you with a wide range of module choice allowing further specialisation in chemistry, forensic science, cell biology, molecular biology and genomics, and biotechnology, alongside core topics including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and drug design.

This degree leads to many career opportunities in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnological and other industries as well as medically-related employment and further study.

Admission requirements

The University welcomes applications from appropriately qualified students offering a wide range of qualifications, including GCE A levels, IB, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma.

Individual programs will require difference grades, contact the university for more details.

International students

You should consult our general and subject-specific entry requirements information for A levels and the International Baccalaureate but the University also recognises a wide range of international qualifications.

To get the most out of your time at the University of Exeter you will need to have strong English language skills.

Accepted English language tests

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic version)
  • TOEFL IBT
  • Pearson Test of English Academic

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 22,085 students from more...


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