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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    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.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 15490 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    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

    • CHY1101 Basic Organic Chemistry
    • CHY1102 Fundamentals of Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY1201 Elements of Physical Chemistry
    • CHY1204 General Chemistry
    • CHY1205 Introductory Physical Chemistry
    • CHY1301 Structural and Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY1402 Analytical Methods and their Applications

    Stage 2

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY2001 Group Assignment in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY2101 Organic Chemistry
    • CHY2102 Bioactive Natural Products
    • CHY2103 Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
    • CHY2201 Physical Chemistry
    • CHY2301 Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY2401 Structural Chemistry

    Stage 3

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY3007 Chemical Biology
    • CHY3009 Information Literacy
    • CHY3108 Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • CHY3109 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY3306 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY3401 Problem Solving A

    Stage 4

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY8411 Research Project (60)
    • CHY8421 Advanced Methods in Drug Discovery
    • CHY8430 Advanced Problem Solving

    Optional modules

    You take four modules from the following list:

    • CHY8420 Organic Synthesis for Drug Targets
    • CHY8422 Further Organic Chemistry
    • CHY8423 Advanced Topics in Contemporary Physical Chemistry
    • CHY8424 Catalyst Application and Design
    • CHY8425 Further Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY8428 Further Physical Chemistry

    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    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.

    - A Levels

    AAB-ABB including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    - Scottish Qualifications

    AAABB-AABBB at Higher Grade including Chemistry at grade A, and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. Mathematics required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at a higher level. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

    - International Baccalaureate

    35 points with Higher Level Chemistry at grade 6 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

    - Irish Leaving Certificate

    A1A1A1B1B-A1A1B1B1B at Higher Level to include Chemistry at Grade A, and preferably Mathematics or another science subject.

    - Access Qualifications

    Candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis, however, a level 3 unit in Chemistry is essential.

    - BTEC Level 5 HND

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    - Cambridge Pre-U

    D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2 in principal subjects including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    - PARTNERS - A Levels

    BBB including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges.

    - PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges.

    - English Language Requirements

    For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

    Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

    - International Foundation Programmes

    If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.

    Accreditation

    This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This means it satisfies the academic requirements for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem).

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