Loughborough University of Technology
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Chemistry.

Overall student satisfaction
96 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Chemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemistry at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £26500 £31000
25-75 percentile range £24500 - £32000 £22500 - £32000 £26500 - £40500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26087 £25084 £30411
25-75 percentile range £23037 - £30143 £20483 - £31674 £24333 - £37866

Course Description

Our BSc degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is designed to equip you with the skills needed to work in the pharmaceutical industry and allied sectors with modules in drug synthesis and discovery alongside core chemistry.

The search for new drugs to combat cancer, heart disease, viruses and bacterial infections remains an important challenge at the forefront of medical research. Recent months have shown how vital the work of medicinal chemists is for our health and wellbeing. It also reminds us of the need for highly skilled graduates with a strong background in organic chemistry, coupled with a broad understanding of pharmacology and related biochemical areas.

If you have ever wondered how drugs and medicines are designed, made and why they work, or if you aspire to be part of the vital work of developing the medicines of the future, this course is for you.

Our Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons) degree has been designed to ensure our graduates have the skills needed to succeed in the pharmaceutical industry and allied sectors. The course offers you the opportunity to study chemistry as a major subject along with subjects linked to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. For instance, in year one you will develop a sound understanding of the core chemistry principles, while in year two you will deepen your knowledge of the principles of biological chemistry with an emphasis on topics which are relevant to the medical and pharmaceutical industry. The biological modules do not depend on having a background in biology.

In year three further advanced topics relevant to medicinal and biological chemistry are studied and two investigative projects are undertaken. You will also carry out an in-depth literature review of a key topic, leading to specialised knowledge in a particular field.

Across the duration of your undergraduate studies you will gain practical hands-on laboratory experience in our state-of-the-art STEMLab facilities. You have the opportunity to add further value to your time at Loughborough by spending a placement year in industry gaining highly sought-after workplace experience or by exploring options for study abroad. As a student of chemistry at Loughborough you will benefit from high levels of pastoral support, a peer-mentoring scheme, and the compelling insights of our renowned academic staff, many of whom are active in research with far-reaching impact.

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

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

30% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
15% Elementary occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Protective service occupations
10% Sports and fitness occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

You are assessed by examination and coursework. Depending on the module, coursework may include written laboratory reports, oral presentations, poster presentations, research papers, peer review and dissertations. Your BSc degree classification will be determined by the weighted average of marks obtained in Years 2 and 3 in the ratio 40:60.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #5 
    • #8 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #18 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #301 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

See all 30 university rankings of Loughborough University of Technology

About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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Student composition of Loughborough University of Technology

undergraduates:
14460
postgraduates:
3300
Total:
17760
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