Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (4 years) [MChem]

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UCAS course code: F152

UCAS institution code: M20

Degree awarded: MChem

Duration: 4 years

Number of places/applicants: We receive approximately 1000 applications annually for 230 places in year 1.

Typical A level offer: Grades AAA including chemistry plus one other science or maths subject.  If you miss the MChem grades, but meet the BSc grades (AAB), you will automatically be offered a place for BSc Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 36 points overall with a grade of 6 in each of 3 Higher Level subjects to include chemistry and one other science or mathematics.  If English is not offered as one of the Diploma subjects (SL or HL) then a score of 6.0 at IELTS (or an equivalent approved qualification) must be offered.

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Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 9271

How to apply: Apply through UCAS .

Course description

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry is a highly flexible degree programme covering a wide range of courses taught by chemists, pharmacists, biologists and industrial medicinal chemists. It provides a strong foundation in core chemistry, supplemented by specialist knowledge of medicinal chemistry. In addition to core chemistry units you take top-rated courses such as foundation biology, medicinal biochemistry and a number of courses on drug discovery and development from experts within chemistry and other Faculties.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.


The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances. It is estimated that more than a third of our students will receive bursaries of up to £2,500 per year and many will be offered even more generous support. For information about scholarships/bursaries/sponsorship please see our undergraduate fees pages and visit the School website

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