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Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE: F125

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is attractive to students who want to understand how both Chemistry and Biology can improve the health and wellbeing of people, animals and plants on a worldwide scale. Pharmaceutical or Medicinal Chemistry is the understanding of the molecular cause and treatment of diseases. The pharmaceutical industry is a major component of the chemical industry. Graduates will be Chemists who have specialised in Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry and are familiar with Fundamental Biochemistry. Transfer to Chemistry with Biochemistry is available up to the beginning of Year 3.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

This degree specialism combines Chemistry with biology. The pharmaceutical industry is a major component of the chemical industry; our students gain an advanced understanding of molecular cause and treatment of disease using Pharmaceutical or Medicinal Chemistry.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

The course aims to: • instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for chemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying. • provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge and practical skills • develop in students the ability to apply their chemical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry.

Teaching and Learning

The requisite competencies related to Subject Mastery are acquired through lectures, small-group tutorials, workshops, practicals, and guided reading. Individual student-centred learning is achieved by the use of references to texts, original research papers, and materials from the Internet.

Personal abilities are developed through activities embedded throughout the course, for example presenting work in tutorials and seminars, and producing posters on a chemical topic.

Approaches to teaching and learning are continually reviewed and developed with the aim of matching them to the abilities and experiences of the students, with regard also for developments in the subject area. Specific details about teaching and learning methods are provided in the appropriate module descriptors.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative work is scheduled during the modules as part of the tutorial scheme and the laboratory sessions, to provide feedback on performance, and is used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules (from practical work , essays and written and computer delivered assignments), and summative assessment at the conclusion of the modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used formally to measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Core chemistry modules are examined synoptically. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development as the course progresses.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 19,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBC

including Chemistry at B and Maths for entry to Year 1.For Year 2 entry: ABB including Chemistry, Maths and Biology.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 73%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    17th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    15th

    5

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