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This course is attractive to students who want to understand how both Chemistry and Biology can improve the health and wellbeing of people, animals and plants on a worldwide scale. Pharmaceutical or Medicinal Chemistry is the understanding of the molecular cause and treatment of diseases. The pharmaceutical industry is a major component of the chemical industry. Graduates will be Chemists who have specialised in Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry and are familiar with Fundamental Biochemistry. Transfer to Chemistry with Biochemistry is available up to the beginning of Year 3.

The MChem degree involves an extensive 24-week Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry research project, in addition to specialist courses in Chemistry.


Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

The course aims to: • instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for chemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying. • provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge and practical skills. • develop in students the ability to apply their chemical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry. • develop in students, through an education in chemistry, a range of transferable skills, of value in chemical and non-chemical employment. • provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas of chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry. • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of chemistry in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context. • enable students to pursue their interests in depth by providing a range of specialist modules in biology and pharmaceutical chemistry • provide experience of research via an extended research project.


The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative work is scheduled during the modules as part of the tutorial scheme and the laboratory sessions, to provide feedback on performance, and is used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules (from practical work , essays and written and computer delivered assignments), and summative assessment at the conclusion of the modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used formally to measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Core chemistry modules are examined synoptically. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development as the course progresses.

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Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (5 )

Costos de estudio
£19.400,00 (US$ 23.938) por año
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Fecha de inicio

14 Septiembre 2020


Edinburgh Campus



Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students need to have a completed High School Diploma with a combined SAT I score of 1800 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken before March 2016, or a score of 1250 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken in March 2016 or after. We will be happy to accept an ACT score of 26 (or above) in place of the SAT I test. We also require 1 from the following alongside the SAT I or ACT: 2 individual SAT II subject tests of 600 or above making a total score of 1200 or above (out of a possible 2400 for the new SAT test, which includes a writing test); or minimum of 2 AP subjects at a minimum of Grade 4 (or as equivalent to the published UCAS tariff points). In Year 2 entry SAT I score of 1800 (minimum of 600 in each section) if taken before March 2016, or a score of 1200 (with no less than 600 in each section) if taken in March 2016 or after, a completed High School Diploma plus 1 from the following: a score of 600+ in at least 3 SAT II subjects; or at least three “Group A” AP subjects at a minimum of Grade 4 (or as equivalent to the published UCAS tariff points); or a combination of APs at Grade 4 minimum and SAT IIs at 600+ in at least 3 different subjects. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider a minimum score of 30 in the ACT as an alternative to SAT I.

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