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Pharmaceutical Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
Every infection-fighting and disease-treating drug owes a great debt to chemistry. In this Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree offered at the University of Leicester, you’ll be given a solid grounding in chemistry and its role alongside drug development.
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Overview

Programme Aims

The pharmaceutical industry needs scientists with a firm understanding of chemistry together with a knowledge of biochemistry, disease action, and drug behaviour. Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry degrees provide you with an excellent grounding in all these areas. They have been designed to cover all aspects of pharmaceutical drug development, from target selection, through to drug discovery and optimisation to clinical trials and marketing.

If you choose to study for a BSc or MChem degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Leicester, you will, on graduation, be equipped with the skills to work in the pharmaceutical industry or in the health and biomedical sectors. Pharmaceutical Chemists are at the forefront of drug development, design, synthesis, trials and marketing, and as one of the largest employer sectors in the UK, a diverse range of careers will be open to you.The School of Chemistry at Leicester is one of the best in the UK for both teaching and research. We have a reputation as a friendly, supportive School that produces highly trained graduates with skills valued by employers. This is because we offer high quality courses that are designed to give you a wide range of employment opportunities, and are carefully structured to ensure you will cover all the relevant topics.Whichever degree you study, you will always benefit from our excellent teaching, our well-equipped laboratories, our high-quality welfare provision and academic support. You will also reap the benefits of the cutting-edge research being carried out in the School by our academics – the same academics who teach you.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year in Industry (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemical Principles
  • Co-ordination Chemistry
  • Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry (Practical)
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Reactivity and Mechanisms
  • Organic Structure and Functional Groups

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB-BBB including Chemistry. The lower offer is given to students studying Chemistry and a second science (Maths, Physics, Biology) Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB-BBC + EPQ at grade B
  • GCSE: Grade B/5 Maths (if Maths or Physics not held at A/AS-level)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Science): Pass Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. To include 15 credits at Distinction in Chemistry Level 3 modules. If you don't have A-level Chemistry you will need to take an entrance exam - please contact Admissions.
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Nationals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21515 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21515 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Employer sponsorship

Studying by distance learning gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge. Your employer may be willing to fund all or part of your course if you are able to show the key benefits to their business. Some of these benefits are detailed below:Distance learning allows you to develop your skills without taking time out of the workplaceYou will be able to apply your new skills into your roles immediatelyThe skills you develop will include; complex problem solving; communication skills; creative and strategic thinking; time management; and decision making.There are many different ways that your employer may provide support, from fully or partially paying your tuition fees to offering you study time or additional leave days. The form your sponsor will need to complete, together with further information can be found on our Finance Office website. If you are seeking, or have gained, sponsorship from your employer please mention this when you make your application.

ELCAS funding for members of the Armed Forces

We are an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS) for armed forces personnel and all of our distance learning courses are available under this scheme.If you are a current or former member of the UK armed forces then you may be eligible for ELCAS funding. Please check their website for full details or contact your Education Officer. If you are seeking, or have gained ELCAS funding, please mention this when you make your application.

Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans (CDLs) are offered by a consortium of major banks for students on vocational courses only.You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 towards tuition and/or living expenses for a course over a period of up to two years study (three years if the course includes work experience). The bank will usually take between six weeks and three months to process your application - so make sure you apply well in advance.The Skills Funding Agency will pay the interest on your Professional and Career Development Loan while youre studying - and for one month after youve left your course.For an application pack or for any enquiries relating to Professional and Career Development Loans, please call Next Step on 0800 100 900. Further information can be found on the Directgov website. If you are seeking, or have gained CDL funding, please mention this when you make your application.

Research Councils

Research Councils are public bodies which provide awards for postgraduate research study for students from the UK and fees only support for EU students. Each is responsible for a particular group of subject areas. Only the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) currently consider applications from individual students.

International (non-EU) funding

If you live outside the EU, try contacting your government's Ministry of Education for details of scholarships or loans. The British Council, the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural matters, has offices in 110 countries and can advise on sources of funding. You may want to visit Education UKs section on scholarships for more information.There also a number of charities and foundations you may want to consider contacting regarding funding. A few notable foundations are the Aga Khan Foundation, the African Educational Trust and the Said Foundation. A list of organisations can be found on the Postgraduate Studentships website.

USA

In the case of students from the USA, overseas distance learning programmes are no longer eligible for Federal loans or VA (Veterans Association) funding. Students may apply for loans from a private provider. One of the largest is SallieMae, and several of our former and existing students have used this route. There are, of course, many other providers of private loans for the purposes of education. Private loan companies usually require the education provider to have a 'Federal School Code': the University of Leicesters code is G22291.

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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