Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons) 2020 entry

The BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry focuses on the important interface of chemistry with biology and medicine, and provides training in both chemistry and biomolecular sciences.

During your degree, you will be provided with a broad base of chemical knowledge and understanding reinforced by extensive practical experience and familiarity with modern laboratory, instrumental and computational techniques. You will obtain the necessary skills and experience for a career in chemistry, whether in industry, education or research.    

Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry Integrated Masters course, which allows you to graduate with a Master in Chemistry.

More information for 2020 entry will be available in September 2019. For information on the current year of entry for this course see the 2019 page.

How to apply

UCAS code

F150

Course type

Bachelor of Science (single Honours degree)

Course duration

Four years full time

  • Start date: 7 September 2020
  • End date: 30 June 2024

Entry requirements

These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry. Find out more about Standard, Minimum and Gateway entry requirements using academic entry explained and see which entry requirements you need to look at using the entry requirements indicator.

    • Standard entry grades: AAAAB, including A in Chemistry and an A in one other subject from the following:
      • Biology (or Human Biology)
      • Computing Science
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • Mathematics
      • Physics.  

    • Minimum entry grades: AABB, including A in Chemistry and an A in one other subject from the following:
      • Biology (or Human Biology)
      • Computing Science
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • Mathematics
      • Physics.  
    • Standard entry grades: AAA, including A in Chemistry.
    • Minimum entry grades: ABB, including A in Chemistry.
    • Standard entry grades: 38 (HL 6,6,6), including HL6 in Chemistry and HL6 in one of the following subjects:
      • Biology
      • Computer Science
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • Mathematics
      • Physics. 

    • Minimum entry grades: 36 (HL 6,5,5), including HL6 in Chemistry and HL5 in one of the following subjects:
      • Biology
      • Computer Science
      • Economics
      • Geography
      • Mathematics
      • Physics. 

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.

Well-qualified school leavers may be able to apply for admission directly into the second year of this course. Find out more about direct entry to second year for Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry.

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.

How to apply

Do I need to have studied this subject before?

Applicants must have studied Chemistry at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level, or equivalent. Preference may be given to candidates offering strong science qualifications.

Faculty entry requirements

You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.

Other qualifications

Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements web page.

Find out more about Faculty of Science entry requirements.

Timetables

St Andrews students meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

2020 fees are not available yet for this course. More information on tuition fees can be found on the undergraduate fees and funding page.

Accommodation fees

Find out about accommodation fees for University accommodation.

Funding and scholarships

The University of St Andrews offers a number of scholarships and support packages to undergraduate students each year.

Find out more about undergraduate scholarships.

Visit St Andrews

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at a visiting day to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students.

Undergraduates

Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019

Your future

Careers

St Andrews Chemistry graduates are in demand by both major and grassroots companies, with an employability rate of over 95%. Chemistry degrees provide a range of highly desirable skills, that are highly prized by employers including:

  • problem-solving
  • numeracy
  • data handling
  • teamwork.

St Andrews Chemistry graduates move into a wide range of employment both in the chemical industry and other non-physical science sectors.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students as well as a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Study abroad

Chemistry students may participate in the University-wide St Andrews Abroad programme. For information about study abroad options, please see the Study Abroad site.

Working abroad

Completing a work placement abroad is a good opportunity to gain work experience in another culture or language and to enhance valuable skill sets. As part of specific degree programmes in Chemistry, you may apply to undertake a work placement abroad for credit.

Student life

Given the small, elite nature of the University, the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews offers a unique experience blending education in state-of-the-art science facilities while enjoying the traditions of an ancient university in a historic and picturesque setting.

The relatively small size of the School's undergraduate chemistry cohort results in a rather unique nurturing and nourishing environment where students have frequent contact with world-class academics. The School of Chemistry is ranked as one of the top Chemistry departments in the UK, and is known for the personal and flexible nature of its undergraduate Chemistry programmes.

The School of Chemistry is located in the Biomedical Sciences Building and the Purdie Building in the North Haugh on the western edge of town. These buildings offer recently upgraded lecture theatres and seminar rooms, as well as state-of-the-art teaching laboratories for chemistry. 

The town of St Andrews itself has lots to offer. As the campus is located around town, walking around you encounter ancient and modern buildings and areas of greenery and seaside which provide a rich, beautiful backdrop to learning. If you want a change of scenery, St Andrews' position near surrounding towns and cities such as Anstruther, Dundee and Edinburgh make it ideal for getting to know more about Scotland.

Find out more about student life at the University of St Andrews.

Contact

School of Chemistry
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9ST

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 3800
Email: chemistry@st-andrews.ac.uk

Chemistry website

Policies

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Curriculum development

As a research intensive institution, the University ensures that its teaching references the research interests of its staff, which may change from time to time. As a result, programmes are regularly reviewed with the aim of enhancing students' learning experience. Our approach to course revision is described online. (PDF, 72 KB).

Tuition fees

The University will clarify compulsory fees and charges it requires any student to pay at the time of offer. The offer will also clarify conditions for any variation of fees. The University’s approach to fee setting is described online. (PDF, 84 KB).