Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, BSc (Hons)

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Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, BSc (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University
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Description

This course focuses on the pharmaceutical and medicinal aspects of chemistry. You will learn about the biological chemistry of drugs, their synthesis, analysis, uses and mode of action. You will also gain the skills you need to start a career in the pharmaceutical sector.

You will study the core concepts underlying Chemistry. This will be achieved both working in the laboratory and in the classroom. The specialist modules will enable you to:

  • understand of how chemicals and drugs work in a biological environment
  • develop skills in the design, synthesis and study of new pharmaceutical molecules.
Why choose this course?
  • It's a professional qualification recog…

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This course focuses on the pharmaceutical and medicinal aspects of chemistry. You will learn about the biological chemistry of drugs, their synthesis, analysis, uses and mode of action. You will also gain the skills you need to start a career in the pharmaceutical sector.

You will study the core concepts underlying Chemistry. This will be achieved both working in the laboratory and in the classroom. The specialist modules will enable you to:

  • understand of how chemicals and drugs work in a biological environment
  • develop skills in the design, synthesis and study of new pharmaceutical molecules.
Why choose this course?
  • It's a professional qualification recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry for Associate Membership. The course is therefore likely to enhance your value to future employers.
  • The skills and knowledge you will gain in the pharmaceutical and medicinal aspects of chemistry will help you to start a career in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • You have the option to complete a 12-month paid work placement in industry, which will give you the additional award titled, the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice. This will look impressive on your CV.
  • You will undertake a lot of practical work and directed assignments, which will give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Questions? Just ask NTU
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

How many places are available on this course?

There are approximately 90 places available across our Chemistry cluster of courses, which includes:

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry.
When does the course start?

Your course induction will take place in the last week of September and your course will start in October. For more information take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules throughout the course.

Year One

  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction to Specialist Areas of Chemistry.

Year Two

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Professional Practice

Year Three

Optional year-long work placement.

Final Year

Core modules

  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Project

Optional modules

Choose one from the following:

  • Advanced Chemical Analysis
  • Nano and Green Technology
  • Communicating Science and Technology.

For further information, download the module descriptions document

How will I learn?

You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences which will include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • visits
  • group projects
  • case studies
  • oral presentations
  • laboratory assessments and reports.
How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on a variety of components including the following.

Coursework and Practical 62%

  • Dissertation
  • Group projects
  • Portfolios
  • Oral presentations
  • Laboratory assessment and reports

Written 38%

  • Exams
  • In class written tests
Where will I study?

Teaching will take place on Clifton campus. All laboratory work will be carried out in the brand new, purpose built Rosalind Franklin building and lectures will taught across campus. See Clifton campus maps and travel information.

What our students say

"As soon as I came to the open day and looked around the chemistry department on Clifton campus, I knew I wanted to study here. I have a tutor who I saw every month in first year and most of the lecturers do not mind sparing time to go through any problems you have, even if it is not their specific area of chemistry.

"My advice to students considering this course? Be prepared to put in the hard work. There are lots of lab reports to write so a mathematical background can be useful. I have enjoyed the course so much that none of the long hours or extra work has bothered me. It also meant I was able to spent longer at NTU with my course mates"

Lucy Hancock
MSci/BSc Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

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You will have access to a range of first-class facilities and equipment at the School of Science and Technology. Our laboratories are modern and well-equipped with:

  • up-to-date scientific, electronic and computing equipment
  • a modern electron microscope suite.

You will also have access to specialist facilities for:

  • gas and liquid chromatography
  • mass spectroscopy
  • atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • structure determination including powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • solution and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
  • infrared spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy.

Our facilities:

  • enhance the quality of our education
  • push the boundaries of our research.
Rosalind Franklin building

You will have access to some of the best laboratory teaching facilities for Chemistry in the UK. The large teaching laboratory space is equipped with modern IT facilities and equipment. This will ensure that you get excellent training in practical laboratory techniques and modern analytical methods.

Interdisciplinary biomedical research facility

We invested £2.3 million in the construction of this building in 2002. This has proven to be a worthwhile investment, as this facility supports the School's extensive biomedical research activities.

Natural sciences research facility

This facility supports and enhances the School's research in physics, biosciences, chemistry, imaging, materials and sport.

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