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Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
The Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (Hons) programme from University of Dundee sits at the interface between chemistry, pharmacology and molecular biology and includes modern computational methods.

Overview

The Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (Hons) in a practical programme offered by University of Dundee at the interface between chemistry, pharmacology and biology that includes modern computational methods combined with chemical and molecular biology techniques.

We live in a new era with detailed knowledge of genes and the abilities to determine three-dimensional molecular structures and to create complex molecules. The Drug Discovery degree utilises these facets to identify drug targets against diseases such as cancer, diabetes, malaria and AIDS and to design and create new cures and safer, more effective drugs whilst also equipping you with extensive knowledge of assay design and development.

You have the option to take the honours degree as either a five-year programme with a year in industry or a four-year programme without a year in industry.

Careers

The Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery degree can lead to a wide range of careers including research and development in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries; chemical, pharmaceutical or biomedical research in universities or research institutes; teaching in further or higher education; scientific publishing; scientific patenting or further professional education and training.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programmes also provides generic skills that are applicable to many careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Life Sciences: the early years
  • Introduction to the Life Sciences: why go multicellular?
  • Introduction to Maths, Physics & Chemistry
  • Life: building the organism
  • Life: the underlying structures
  • Laboratory and Research Skills 
  • Science in Society 
  • Introduction to Scientific Enterprise

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher: AABB
  • GCE A-Level: ABB (minimum) - AAB (typical)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma can be considered for the Foundation Year in Life Sciences.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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