BSc (Hons) or MChem — 2025 entry Medicinal Chemistry

Our BSc or MChem Medicinal Chemistry courses focus on the intersection of chemistry and biology. Study on these courses and you'll be well-positioned for careers in pharmaceutical research, drug development, and related industries.

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
Subject area
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

Our professionally accredited BSc and MChem teach you the fundamentals of medicinal chemistry and encourage you to make your own discoveries.

You’ll benefit from our research-active academics and strong professional links, gaining the confidence to translate your ideas into practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to study modules delivered by our School of Biosciences and Medicine.

Our chemistry programmes offer one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the country. This means you’ll have excellent support, gaining the knowledge and skills you need to enter the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.

We also offer award-winning Professional Training placements, giving students industry work experience opportunities with leading organisations in the UK and abroad.

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Top 10 in the UK

Chemistry is ranked top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

16th in the UK

For chemistry in the Complete University Guide 2024 


Of our chemistry undergraduates going on to employment or further study after graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables


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