48 months
24500 GBP/year
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Combine your passion for chemistry with a desire to make a real contribution to the development of new pharmaceuticals through this degree in Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Hons) Including Study Year Abroad from University of Bath. 

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If you’re interested in the drug discovery process and want to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Hons) Including Study Year Abroad is the course for you.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in chemistry with a focus on how drugs and medicines are designed and made, how they work and why they’re successful. Major pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the design of the course so you can be sure your studies will be relevant for industry. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the drug design process, and the skills to carry out experimental and computational drug discovery projects.

Tailor to your interests

You’ll be able to specialise in areas that interest you most with optional units and a research project. Our chemistry degrees at University of Bath  all have the same core units in the first year, giving you the flexibility to switch courses in the second year if your interests change.

Master's in chemistry

The Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Hons) Including Study Year Abroad degree provides you with the same core skills and knowledge of the bachelor’s but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques, including a major research project throughout the final year.


Accredited by The Royal Society of Chemistry for fully meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inorganic synthesis, structure and reactivity
  • Organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy
  • Principles of physical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry laboratory 
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Physical chemistry laboratory 
  • Organic chemistry laboratory 
  • Major therapeutic areas
  • Computational chemistry laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Only Overseas students are eligible to apply


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for studying your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, areas of interest from your current studies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

  • Our typical offers for this course depend on the amount of science and mathematics you have studied before you join it. You will always need a strong performance in Chemistry and at least one other science or mathematics subject as part of your entry qualifications. If you have studied additional science or mathematics subjects the grades we require may be lower, as detailed in the relevant entry requirements section.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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