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B.Sc. On Campus

Medicinal Chemistry

Queen's University Belfast

36 months
21400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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Chemistry is a core science subject that touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society. This Medicinal Chemistry programme is offered by Queen's University Belfast. 

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Chemists develop life-saving drugs, medical devices, materials and sensors that can enhance our quality of life beyond measure.

Four-year MSci degrees are available for high-calibre students with the ability and aspiration to practice Chemistry at the highest levels. BSc students with excellent performance may transfer to the MSci up to the end of Stage 2.

Medicinal Chemistry Degree Highlights

Featuring a common curriculum in the first Semester which offers the possibility of transfers between the departmental subjects. The interface between science and engineering provides a unique environment for teaching and research

Career Prospects

Studying for a Medicinal Chemistry programme at Queen's University Belfast will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. 

Graduates from the chemistry degree programmes at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including medicinal chemistry.

Athena Swan

The School has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN silver award for its work in promoting women in science.

Employment after the Course

Medicinal Chemistry graduates have entered careers in a wide variety of fields, including the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry, publishing, marketing and teaching. 

As regards the MSci in Medicinal Chemistry and the MSci in Medicinal Chemistry with a Year in Industry it is anticipated that graduates will go on to study for a PhD in a variety of leading institutions or take up a graduate grade position in the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Theory
  • Molecular Basis of Life for Medicinal Chemists
  • Drug Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB including Chemistry and a second Science subject + GCSE Mathematics grade C.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Chemistry and a second Science subject + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 80% with no less than 70% in any module including sufficient relevant modules in Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics grade C or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Chemistry and a second Science subject + GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £21,400
  • International £21,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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