Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery sits between chemistry, pharmacology and molecular biology and focuses on finding new treatments for diseases

Date of entry

September 2023

UCAS Code
F151
Start date
September 2023
Duration
4 years
Study mode
Full Time
Location
Dundee City Campus

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 been used to shape this course.

The degree starts with a broad range of life sciences topics at Levels 1 and 2. You’ll then focus on more detailed aspects of biological chemistry and drug discovery at Levels 3 and 4.

Your first two years of study will explore core concepts like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You will develop your practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.

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 also transfer on to one of our other courses if you choose the relevant modules.

Lab 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.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Rankings

World Top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

QS World Rankings 2022

QS logo for World University Rankings - University of Dundee is in the top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
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