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Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)

Newcastle University

48 months
23400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This professionally accredited Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) degree from Newcastle University equips you with a thorough understanding of all the main areas of chemistry and includes a year of advanced study at master's level. It also provides a good basis for a PhD or career in research.


Course overview

This Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) degree from Newcastle University provides in-depth knowledge of those aspects of chemistry that are important to the pharmaceutical industry. Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include:

  • cancer chemotherapy
  • enzymology
  • toxicology

In your fourth year, you take advanced modules, such as:

  • advanced methods in drug discovery
  • organic synthesis for drug targets
  • further organic and inorganic chemistry

Supported by our research-active staff, you also conduct an extended research project in an area of chemistry of your choice, contributing to knowledge at the cutting edge of the field.

Your future

Join a network of successful graduates

Our Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry degrees are particularly suited to careers in:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • hospital laboratories
  • firms specialising in clinical diagnosis

82% of our Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem Honours graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating, with an average salary of £22,571.

They were employed in roles such as:

  • laboratory technician
  • product testing analyst

Chemistry careers

A degree in chemistry can lead to a whole range of careers. If you want to pursue chemistry research in industry or academia, a good chemistry degree (usually an MChem) is essential, often followed by a research (PhD) degree.

Most chemistry graduates choose to pursue careers in scientific research-related roles or in technical occupations.

The main employers are those in the chemical and related industries such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, toiletries, plastics, and polymers. Other key employment sectors include the food and drink industry; utilities and energy research; health and medical; research organisations and agencies.

A small proportion of chemistry graduates will choose to enter very different career areas. The problem-solving and analytical skills you'll acquire will make you highly employable. They provide a good subset for non-science-related, well-paid graduate jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Methods and their Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Level

  • AAB including Chemistry. No additional science required but Mathematics, Physics, Biology preferred. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 required if not offered at a higher level.

International Baccalaureate

  • 33 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 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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