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Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Year in Science is offered as an entry route to a biology, biomedical sciences, environmental or public health degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly to one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.


Combining chemistry with biochemistry, this course will give you a grounding in pharmaceutical chemistry and the skills needed to work in the field.

During the course you’ll cover all aspects of pharmaceutical drug development, such as target identification, synthesis, clinical testing and trials, alongside building your knowledge of the main branches of chemistry.

Our pharmaceutical chemistry course is designed to the standards of the Royal Society of Chemistry. During the course you’ll be taught by an academic team with links to the industry that include GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Johnson Matthey.

How is the BSc/MSci Pharmaceutical Chemistry taught?

The teaching of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is delivered through a combination of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials and guided laboratory work. In addition to teaching hours at University you will be expected to conduct independent study such as following up on lectures, preparing for seminars and practical workshops, completing lab reports and revising.


The Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework designed to appropriately address all learning outcomes. Examples of assessment methods are as follows:

  • Written examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Lab reports
  • Portfolios
  • Research project reports (Third-year BSc and MSci students only)
  • Coursework


Pharmaceutical chemistry provides the skills for a wide variety of lab opportunities in pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology companies. Pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Astrazeneca, as well as small biotechnology companies and contract research firms are examples of potential employers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,000per 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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University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

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