• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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This Integrated Masters degree is taught in partnership with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and is designed in consultation with the major UK drug manufacturers. Researchers at Strathclyde have made real and significant contributions to the fight against disease.

In this Chemistry with Drug Discovery course from the University of Strathclyde , you’ll study core chemistry classes blended with specialist courses on disease targets, design of selectively-acting prototype drugs, synthetic and mimetic strategies in producing drug prototypes, and the refinement of promising compounds.

We have a strong relationship with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, which improves job prospects after graduation.

Graduates of this course have excellent opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry as well as all the usual careers open to a professionally-accredited chemist.

You can study at a European university for one year of your degree. You can also spend your placement year abroad.


This course maximises your opportunity of employment in the medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical industries.

The degree was designed with advice from pharmaceutical companies resulting in graduates who are knowledgeable and accomplished practical chemists with good team-work and communication skills.

There’s a continuous demand for chemistry graduates. Our graduates compete successfully for jobs in all branches of the chemical industry. These are well-rewarded careers that allow you to go on to supervisory or management roles. Your chances of employment are substantially increased by the industrial placement and training.

Your skills will also be in demand in other areas. A study of chemistry helps you develop logical thought and numerical skills and the ability to write accurate and concise reports. As a result, our chemists are in demand in national and local government, in hospitals and in education at all levels.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and graduates are eligible to apply for the status of Chartered Chemist, the qualification recognised in the UK and EU for professional chemists.


Royal Society of Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Development Planning (PDP)
  • Chemistry: Principles & Practice 
  • Practical & Transferable Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Bioscience
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry

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General Requirements

HighersStandard entry requirements

  • Year 1 entry: AABB or AAAC (Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology/Human Biology, English preferred as fourth subject)
  • Advanced Higher Chemistry and Maths recommended for S6 study
A Levels/Advanced Highers*
  • Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology)
  • Typical entry requirements: AAA
International Baccalaureate*
  • Year 2 entry: 34 (Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology all at HL)
  • Year 1 entry: possible with relevant HNC, A in Graded Unit
  • Year 2 entry: possible with relevant HND, AAA in Graded Units

*Those with A Levels, Advanced Highers or IB HL in only two of the preferred subjects will be considered for Year 1 entry

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19750 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Rest of UK

  • £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
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