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BSc (Hons)Medicinal Chemistry

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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We offer you a stimulating and varied approach to the study of chemistry with a real focus on ‘hands-on’ practical work and research activity focused on applied chemistry. You will benefit greatly from studying one of our highly regarded degree programmes, success in which will lead to excellent employment prospects.

We nurture and encourage talented scientists by teaching the basic skills in chemistry and providing you with the freedom to translate your ideas into practice. You will benefit from our degrees if you are fascinated by science at the molecular level, curious about cutting-edge concepts, motivated by having in-built flexibility in your learning programme and stimulated by mixing with like-minded people.

We provide a range of programmes that are both intellectually challenging and enjoyable, positioned in this fast-moving area of science. Our modular degree programmes allow you the flexibility to study your own areas of interest or to specialise on one of our ‘niche’ programmes.

You will be encouraged to participate in genuine research activities and as a result develop a freethinking rationale. This approach resulted in one of our students winning the prestigious national Science, Engineering and Technology UK ‘Best Chemistry Student of the Year’ Award.

As a result of the salaried Professional Training year, you will become expert in problem solving and communication, be versatile and creative and have acquired management and leadership skills. Even if you do not follow a career in science, you will be highly sought-after in the industrial sector, government and education, as we are renowned for producing capable, independent and employable graduates.

Our programmes provide you with the opportunity to undertake a salaried Professional Training placement with an industrial leader in the UK or overseas. We place great emphasis on ensuring that you have a successful placement that will involve a high level of personal responsibility.

The placements are usually research-based, allowing you to extend and enhance your practical abilities and sharpen your leadership, communication and teamwork skills. All this enables you to relate chemical knowledge to the solution of real problems. In the increasingly competitive world of graduate employment, research shows that companies are more likely to consider applicants who have had previous professional experience. Employers may sponsor the final year of your study and many offer our students employment upon graduation.

Companies that participate in our scheme include: BP, British Geological Survey, De La Rue International Ltd, Dow Analytical Technology (New Zealand), Grace Davison (Germany), GlaxoSmithKline, Procter and Gamble, RJ Hill Laboratories (New Zealand) and 3M.

Career opportunities

Over the last decade our employment figures have been amongst the best in the UK, with impressive salaries being paid. We place 70–80 per cent of our graduates into graduate-level jobs, compared with the national average of 66 per cent. While many of you will enter the chemical industry, as positions often follow naturally from successful professional training, others will continue studying (MSc or PhD). Our graduates are very successful, not only in the industrial sector but also in finance, government and education.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States