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Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (MChem)

MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry_Warwick University

Why study Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (MChem) at Warwick?

Our MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry degree provides a solid foundation in chemistry coupled with
specialist knowledge in advanced medicinal chemistry/biochemistry. During specialist modules taken in Years 3 and 4, you will explore the process of medicinal drug discovery, starting from the initial concept of a new product, to the discovery stage, clinical trials, scale-up and production. You can explore the biochemistry of these processes,
and how this leads to medical breakthroughs. In addition to research-led teaching from top academics in their field, you will benefit from external lectures given by pharmaceutical industry leaders.

You will carry out a range of interdisciplinary experiments in your first two years that will prepare you for an experimental project in the area of Medicinal Chemistry during your third year. Your fourth year research
project will also be based on your specialism, and you can expect to be working on drug discovery of novel antibiotic, anticancer or anti-inflammatory compounds through organic synthesis or natural product isolation.

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Entry requirements 2018/19

Find out what results are required to study at Warwick.


Placements are a great way for you to enhance your degree. Warwick students have the option of industrial placements throughout the UK or academic placements across Europe or in Singapore or Australia.

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Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level
: EITHER AAA including Chemistry and a second science (from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology or Statistics) OR AAB including Chemistry and two further science subjects (from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology or Statistics)

You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.

Offers usually exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

IB: EITHER 38 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in a second science subject at Higher Level (from Mathematics, Physics or Biology) OR 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6, 6 in two further Higher Level science subjects (from Maths, Physics or Biology).


Master of Chemistry (MChem)

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of Chemistry

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Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.