- During your first year you will be taught a range of fundamental chemistry theories and techniques. In addition to this, you will begin to look at the aspects of chemistry that form the foundations of pharmaceutical chemistry.
- General Chemistry
- Introductory Organic Chemistry
- Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
- Introductory Physical Chemistry
- Introductory Practical Chemistry
- Chemistry Key Skills and Maths
- Scientific Method and Principles of Analytical Chemistry
- Introductory Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- This is the same as the first year of the MChem.
NB. It is possible to switch at the end of your first year to a regular Chemistry degree.
- You will learn more advanced practical techniques, increase the number of specialised pharmaceutical modules you are taking and begin to reflect on your career ambitions and how to go about realising them.
- Spectroscopy Theory and Practice
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Practical Chemistry and Key Skills (double module)
- Analytical Chemistry in Practice
- Physiology and Pharmacology
- This is the same as the second year of the MChem.
- In your final year you will gain advanced knowledge in core areas of chemistry and specialist fields of pharmaceutical chemistry.
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- BSc General Paper and Key Skills
- BSc Project Practical
- BSc Project Report
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Choose two option modules from:
- Advanced Physical Chemistry
- Biological Chemistry
- Metals in Synthesis
- Advanced Analytical Chemistry
- Advanced Materials Chemistry
Year in Industry (optional)
- If you want to, you can spend your third year working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
- NB. A year spent on an industrial placement still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details.
- You will carry out a year long project in the research and development section of your host company, such as developing new drugs or exploring new analytical techniques for testing the purity of petroleum products.
- In addition to getting paid, throughout your industrial placement you will have all the same entitlements as other employees in the company. Salaries vary but the average is around £15,000-17,000 per year.
- Recent host employers include: GlaxoSmithKline, Astra Zeneca, 3M, BASF, the Ministry of Defence, Lubrizol and Reckitt Benckiser.