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  • Chemistry withMedicinal Chemistry(with IndustrialTraining Year)MChem Honours

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    Chemistry withMedicinal Chemistry(with IndustrialTraining Year)MChem HonoursUCAS code F1244 Years

    This professionally accredited MChem degreeincludes an industrial placement year and ayear of advanced study at Master's level. Itprovides a good basis for a PhD or career inresearch.

    You gain a thorough understanding of all the main areas ofchemistry, alongside in-depth knowledge of those aspectsof chemistry that are important to the pharmaceuticalindustry.

    In Stage 3 you take a paid year in industry. It is a greatopportunity for you to gain first-hand experience in thechemical sector.

    In Stage 4, you take advanced modules such as advancedmethods in drug discovery, and organic synthesis for drugtargets.

    Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include:

    cancer chemotherapy enzymology toxicologySupported by our research-active staff, you also conduct anextended research project in an area of chemistry of yourchoice, contributing to knowledge at the cutting edge of thefield.

    Highlights of this degreeQuality and rankingThe quality of the chemistry study experience at Newcastleis recognised with an overall satisfaction score of 91%inthe National Student Survey 2017.

    Professional accreditation*

    AccreditationThis degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Societyof Chemistry. It fully meets the academic criteria forChartered Chemist (CChem).

    Find out more on the Royal Society of Chemistrys website.

    *All professional accreditations are reviewedregularly bytheir professional body.

    BSc or MChem?Students who are planning for a career in chemical researchin industry or academia, or who may wish to study for ahigher qualification such as a PhD, are encouraged to applyfor an MChem degree.

    Our MChem degrees last four years and provide a morein-depth study of chemistry than our BSc degrees. Theyalso include a research project in the fourth year, whichgives you experience of working in a research environment.

    What you will study

    Shared first yearAll of our chemistry degrees share the same first year,building on your existing knowledge.The high level of shared content means transfer between our degreesis usually possible if you want to (depending on academicperformance). This gives you time to explore the subject andfind out where your interests lie.

    During the first year you'll cover:

    general chemistry organic chemistry physical chemistry inorganic chemistry biological and medicinal chemistry analytical chemistry

    Second and third yearYou continue to build on your knowledge of organicchemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, andstructural chemistry.You take a group assignment moduleand create a learning pack, developing your transferableskills.An advanced laboratory course develops your skills toprofessional level.You undertake an independent researchliterature project.

    You study a range of specialist topics related to medicinalchemistry, such as:

    cancer chemotherapy practical medicinal chemistry toxicology enzymology

    Fourth year (MChem only)The optional fourth year includes an extended researchproject, developing your professional level research skills.

    You also take a range of advanced modules in medicinalchemistry, including advanced methods in drug discovery -see the Course Details.

    Industrial training yearAll of our industrial training degrees last four years, with theplacement in year three.

    Studying a chemistry degree with a paid industrial trainingyear is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience ofworking in the chemical industry. If you impress your hostcompany, it could even result in a job offer on graduation.

    You'll develop valuable skills such as teamwork,communication and project management.

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    MChem studentsThe placement is an assessed part of the degree forMChem students, who also complete a research projectand distance learning modules in advanced organic andinorganic chemistry.

    BSc studentsFor BSc students the placement year is not assessed butit's a good opportunity to gain valuable work experience inthe industry, and you write a report on your placement.

    Support with finding a placementThe School of Natural and Environmental Scienceswill giveyou extensive support to find a suitable placement, includinghelp to write your CV to send out to our wide range ofindustrial contacts.

    In the past students have found placements throughout theUK and, occasionally, overseas with companies including:

    Akzo Nobel AstraZeneca Corus GlaxoSmithKline P&G

    Facilities and supportYou will be part of the School ofNatural and EnvironmentalSciences.

    FacilitiesWe have some of the highest specificationlaboratoryfacilities in the country, including:

    a state-of-the-art 2.8m synthetic teaching laboratory 1.9m chemistry research laboratory 750,000 refurbishment of the physical chemistry

    teaching laboratory specialist computer facilities and refurbished lecture


    SupportYou'll receive a welcome packworth about 200 to helpyou get started, including textbooks, calculator,lab coat,goggles, a molecular modelling kit and access to aworld-leading scientific drawing programme.

    You'll be supported by a personal tutor throughout yourdegree an academic member of staff who can help withacademic and personal issues. You'll also have access to apeer mentor in your first year a fellow student who canhelp you settle in and answer any questions you have.

    Social activitiesOur student-run society Nu:Kem organises a busy scheduleof social and academic events throughout the year to helpyou meet fellow students from all years.

    Course Details

    Modules for 2018 entry

    Please noteThe module and/or programme information below isfor2018 entry. Our teaching is informed by research andmodules change periodically to reflect developments inthe discipline, the requirements of external bodies andpartners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers ofstudents interested (in an optional module). To find outmore read our terms and conditions.Module/programme information for 2019 entry will bepublished here as soon as it is available (end of May2019).Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts foran academic year and you need to complete modulestotalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Furtherinformation, including the credit value of the module, isavailable in each of the module descriptions below.

    Stage 1

    Compulsory modulesCHY1101 Basic Organic ChemistryCHY1102 Fundamentals of Biological and MedicinalChemistryCHY1201 Elements of Physical ChemistryCHY1204 General ChemistryCHY1205 Introductory Physical ChemistryCHY1301 Fundamentals of Inorganic ChemistryCHY1402 Analytical Methods and their Applications

    Stage 2

    Compulsory modulesCHY2001 Professional Development and EmployabilitySkillsCHY2101 Organic ChemistryCHY2102 Bioactive Natural ProductsCHY2103 Medicinal Chemistry and Drug DesignCHY2201 Physical ChemistryCHY2301 Inorganic ChemistryCHY2401 Structural Chemistry

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    Stage 3 (Industrial Training Year)

    You spend Stage 3 on a paid placement in industry. Thisyear counts towards your final degree mark and isassessed through the following modules:

    CHY3105 Advanced Organic Chemistry (DistanceLearning)

    CHY3305 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (DistanceLearning)

    CHY8310 Project in Industry

    Your placement aims to provide you with the necessarytraining and work experience to make you competitive inthe job market after graduation.

    While on your placement you are employed by your hostcompany but also retain your student status. In the paststudents have found placements throughout the UK and,occasionally, overseas.

    We will give you extensive support in finding and duringyour industrial placement:

    at the beginning of Stage 2 we help you to write your CVand send it to our wide range of industrial contacts

    we help you to organise your interviews, and anynecessary travel to the companies

    we keep in regular e-mail contact with you while you areon your placement and visit you during the year todiscuss your progress

    Stage 4

    Compulsory modulesCHY3110 Advanced Medicinal ChemistryCHY8411 R


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