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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Drug discovery and biological chemistry integrate chemistry, pharmacology and biology and use techniques from molecular and chemical biology to find new treatments for diseases.

At Dundee, our Drug Discovery Unit bridges lab-focused academic research and industry-scale drug development to create new drugs to fight infections and other diseases. Expertise from this fast-moving field has shaped this course.

The degree starts with a broad range of life sciences topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on biological chemistry and drug discovery at Levels 3 and 4, spending a year between these levels of study working in a related industry - for example in a commercial lab.

Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for working on projects at Levels 3 and 4.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Throughout your degree, you can pick modules that interest you and possibly transfer on to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules.

Laboratory sessions throughout your degree will help you integrate knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Campus Information

Dundee Campus

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The University of Dundee Careers Service is a team of trained and dedicated professionals who are here to help and support the career development of all our students, graduates and staff. Careers Service exists to empower individuals to develop their potential and take confident informed steps towards their future.

All Careers Service appointments and Quick Queries are currently being delivered online.

  • We have several resources available for you depending on the nature of your query.
  • For quick careers related question you can book a 15 min Quick Query appointment through the Careers Portal. Log in with your university username and password. 
  • For review of CVs or applications email us through the Ask a Question tab in the Careers Portal. For information on CVs, applications and job interviews 
  • You can book a longer 30 minute online appointment with an Adviser through the Careers Portal.

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PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate - Year 1
Students must have good results (60% overall) in the CBSE, ISC or leading state board XII Standard exams.

If you are applying to study Medicine or Dentistry we require a minimum of CBSE/12th Standard with 85% or above overall and 85% or above in a minimum of three subjects (including Chemistry and another science subject).

Undergraduate - Year 2
Students with excellent grades (75%+ in four subjects including subjects relevant to the chosen course) may be able to enter the 2nd year of some degree courses directly.

Direct entry to year 2 of Medicine and Dentistry is not available.

English language proficiency tests
There are many English language tests available, you need to take one of the tests we recognize.

Details of the minimum scores we accept in these tests, and how they compare to IELTS, are below.

English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

IELTS (Academic)
Lower 
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 5.5
  • Reading: 5.5
  • Speaking: 5.5

Standard

  • Overall: 6.5
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Listening: 5.5
  • Reading: 5.5
  • Speaking: 5.5

Higher

  • Overall: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
  • Listening: 7.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Speaking: 7.0

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  • Course Code: F154
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 05 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 114750 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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