Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (with a Year in Industry)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 17.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
200 place StudyQA ranking:4035 Duration:48 months

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Description

This Mchem programme with a year in industry offers you the opportunity of gaining industrial experience in any field of biological and medicinal chemistry – a valuable asset with future employers. There is also the bonus that you receive payment during your industrial year. For the first two years of study you will carry out a normal biological and medicinal chemistry degree programme. You will need above average marks during these two years to stay on the Year in Industry course. However, good marks are not the only requirement: just as important are commitment and communication skills.
In the first two weeks of year 2 you will prepare a Curriculum Vitae and begin applying to a range of companies. The School liaises with a number of companies and will be able to provide up-to-date information. However, the onus is very much on the student to research and apply for their placements. We cannot guarantee any student a work placement, however we will offer our full support and guidance in this process. Students who have not successfully secured a work placement by the end of the second year will transfer onto the non-industry based Mchem biological and medicinal chemistry programme. The University Careers Centre holds information on how to apply and offers a free help service for writing CVs and advice on interview techniques. Companies will decide on appointments to placements over the following months. Although there is a lot of competition, it is our experience that most students will have found a placement within six months, although this depends on prevailing economic circumstances.
You will take up your industrial placement at the start of year 3.
A wide range of companies are participating in this scheme, including:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Pfizer, AstraZeneca
  • British Sugar
  • Novartis
  • AkzoNobel.

Typical salaries are in the range of £13,000 - £15,000 per year.
Students are engaged in a wide range of projects related to the taught programme. Your assessment will be based on your industrial project, your report, a presentation on your report, and on your performance in a distance learning module.
The Course Directors will be happy to discuss your options at any time, provide information about companies and help with your decision making. The Director and other staff of the Careers Centre are also available to offer advice based on many years experience with industrial placement schemes.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 17480 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Example Course Modules

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds
  • Bonding, Structure and Periodicity
  • Physical Principles of the Biomolecular Sciences.

Year 2

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Year 3

  • Research or Literature-Based Project (BSc only)
  • Cell Biology
  • Advanced Laboratory (MChem only)
  • Communication and Transport Across Biological Membranes
  • Inorganic Compounds: Structure and Function
  • Protein Structure: Chemistry and Engineering.

Year 4 (MChem only)

  • Year-long Research Project
  • Advanced Topics Chemistry
  • Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular Enzymology
  • Cellular Signalling

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

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Requirements

  • A Level: AAB including Chemistry and a second science
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points to include HL Chemistry at grade 6 and one other HL Science or Maths at grade 6
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAB including Higher Level Chemistry and a second science
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB including Advanced Higher Level Chemistry and a second science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB including Chemistry and a second science at Higher Level
  • Access Course: See below
  • HND: Please contact institution for further information
  • European Baccalaureate: Overall 80% to include Chemistry and a second science

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to have A2 Chemistry and one other A2 science from Physics, Mathematics and Biology, or equivalent.
Offers made to applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications will also include the requirement to pass a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Offers made to applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications will also include the requirement to pass a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Chemistry.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.

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