Undergraduate study in Medicinal Chemistry
What can you study in Medicinal Chemistry?
You can study Medicinal Chemistry as a specialisation in the Bachelor of Science (BSc).
As a Medicinal Chemistry student you’ll gain a strong foundation in biological and chemical techniques that are relevant to the pharmaceutical world. You’ll also have the chance to learn about the synthesis, reactivity and analysis of organic compounds, and you’ll gain valuable insight into the pharmacological, regulatory and ethical aspects of these bioactive compounds.
As part of your Medicinal Chemistry specialisation you’ll complete CHEM 398, the Medicinal Chemistry capstone course, where you’ll work independently and in small groups to investigate both currently used and potential new therapeutic agents. You’ll communicate your findings via a report and presentation. Please note, Medicinal Chemistry is not available for conjoint degrees.
Structuring your undergraduate programme in Medicinal Chemistry
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Where can undergraduate study in Medicinal Chemistry take you?
By completing the Medicinal Chemistry degree programme, you will have been provided with a unique combination of skills: you will be trained in the synthesis, reactivity and analysis of organic compounds and gain valuable insight into the pharmacological, regulatory and ethical aspects of these bioactive compounds. Graduates tend to find employment in a wide range of institutions.
Workplaces open to Medicinal Chemistry graduates
- Biomedical companies
- Crown research institutes
- Government agencies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Private research institutions
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