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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    Description

    This professionally accredited degree includes an industrial placement year and a year of advanced study at Master's level.

    You learn the fundamentals of chemistry, combined with in-depth knowledge of the aspects of chemistry that are important to the pharmaceutical industry.

    Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include:

    • the principles of drug design
    • enzyme chemistry
    • toxicology
    • chemotherapy

    In your third year, you take a year in industry, increasing your employability after graduation.

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

    • catalyst application and design
    • organic synthesis for drug targets
    • further organic and inorganic chemistry

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

    This degree provides a good basis for a PhD or career in research.

    Quality and ranking

    The quality of the chemistry study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall satisfaction score of 92% in the National Student Survey 2013.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 15490 Year (Non-EEA)
    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

    Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

    Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

    Stage 1

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY1101 Basic Organic Chemistry
    • CHY1102 Fundamentals of Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY1201 Elements of Physical Chemistry
    • CHY1204 General Chemistry
    • CHY1205 Introductory Physical Chemistry
    • CHY1301 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY1402 Analytical Methods and their Applications

    Stage 2

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY2001 Group Assignment in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY2101 Organic Chemistry
    • CHY2102 Bioactive Natural Products
    • CHY2103 Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
    • CHY2201 Physical Chemistry
    • CHY2301 Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY2401 Structural Chemistry

    Stage 3 (Industrial Training Year)

    You spend Stage 3 on a paid placement in industry. This year counts towards your final degree mark and is assessed through the following modules:

    • CHY3105 Advanced Organic Chemistry (Distance Learning)
    • CHY3305 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Distance Learning)
    • CHY8310 Research Project in Industry

    Your placement aims to provide you with the necessary training and work experience to make you competitive in the job market after graduation.

    While on your placement you are employed by your host company but also retain your student status. In the past students have found placements throughout the UK and, occasionally, overseas.

    The School of Chemistry will give you extensive support in finding and during your industrial placement:

    • at the beginning of Stage 2 we help you to write your CV and send it to our wide range of industrial contacts
    • we help you to organise your interviews, and any necessary travel to the companies
    • we keep in regular e-mail contact with you while you are on your placement and visit you during the year to discuss your progress

    Stage 4

    Compulsory modules

    • CHY3110 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
    • CHY8411 Research Project (60)
    • CHY8421 Advanced Methods in Drug Discovery

    Optional modules

    You choose two modules from the following list:

    • CHY8420 Organic Synthesis for Drug Targets
    • CHY8422 Further Organic Chemistry
    • CHY8424 Catalyst Application and Design
    • CHY8425 Further Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHY8428 Further Physical Chemistry

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

    - A Levels

    AAB-ABB including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    - Scottish Qualifications

    AAABB-AABBB at Higher Grade including Chemistry at grade A, and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. Mathematics required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at a higher level. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

    - International Baccalaureate

    35 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.

    - Irish Leaving Certificate

    A1A1A1B1B-A1A1B1B1B at Higher Level to include Chemistry at Grade A, and preferably Mathematics or another science subject.

    - Access Qualifications

    Candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis, however, a level 3 unit in Chemistry is essential.

    - BTEC Level 5 HND

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    - Cambridge Pre-U

    D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2 in principal subjects including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    - PARTNERS - A Levels

    BBB including Chemistry and preferably Mathematics or another science subject. GCSE Mathematics grade B required if not offered at a higher level.

    The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

    - PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

    The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

    - English Language Requirements

    For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

    Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

    - International Foundation Programmes

    If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

    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 Newcastle University.

    Accreditation

    This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This means it satisfies the academic requirements for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem).

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