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Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Drug discovery and biological chemistry integrate chemistry, pharmacology and biology and use techniques from molecular and chemical biology to find new treatments for diseases.At Dundee, our Drug Discovery Unit bridges lab-focused academic research and industry-scale drug development to create new drugs to fight infections and other diseases. Expertise from this fast-moving field has shaped this course.The degree starts with a broad range of life sciences topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on biological chemistry and drug discovery at Levels 3 and 4, spending a year between these levels of study working in a related industry - for example in a commercial lab.Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for working on projects at Levels 3 and 4.Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.Throughout your degree, you can pick modules that interest you and possibly transfer on to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules.Laboratory sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C

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University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 103 1

    2nd out of 46 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    197 86%

    5th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    24th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    201 88%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    12

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