Chemistry

MChem MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

Key details 

MCHEM MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Chemistry
UCAS course code
F151
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 1. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments.
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Assessment for Year 2

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 2. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments
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Assessment for Year 3

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 3. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments. 
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Assessment for Year 4

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 4. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. In addition, in the final year you will be working on a research project. Your performance in this project will be assessed by a viva, presentation, and your research project report.
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Assessment for Year 1

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 1. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments.
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 2. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 3. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. You will also be assessed on write-ups that you produce for laboratory experiments. 
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

Formative and summative assessments in various modules in year 4. These will include online quizzes and exams containing short answer questions. In addition, in the final year you will be working on a research project. Your performance in this project will be assessed by a viva, presentation, and your research project report.
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including Chemistry. If you are taking an EPQ and three A-levels, we may offer you a one grade reduction on our advertised typical offer, if you achieve an A in the EPQ.

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including an A in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects are: Health, Healthcare Science and Science

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) is acceptable. Specific modules required or A Level Chemistry grade B. Excludes Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAAAA including Chemistry

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Chemistry

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including Chemistry

Access course

Not accepted

European Baccalaureate

80% overall with 70% in Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL 5 in Chemistry

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes. 

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

BTEC applicants must be studying the following modules: 

Applications of Inorganic Chemistry 
Applications of Organic Chemistry 
Practical Chemical Analysis  

If you have not studied all of the listed modules, A Level Chemistry grade B will be required to meet the subject specific requirement. 

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BSc Chemistry with a Foundation Year.

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled. 

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 
Course Reference Number: 7372620

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 
Course Reference Number: 7372620

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub. 

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started. 

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS

Course Reference Number: 7372620
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Chemistry
UCAS course code
F151
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4
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