This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. The MChem in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course providing a strong grounding in skills and knowledge relating to the role of the chemist in drug discovery. As well as a firm grounding in general chemistry, research methods and relevant laboratory techniques, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in drug testing, drug efficacy, computer-based drug design and the quality control of pharmaceuticals. You will benefit from newly refurbished state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and from learning in a research-active environment. The choice between MChem and BSc may be left until the end of Year 2, if you initially apply for the BSc (Hons) degree. Progress to the MChem programme is subject to your performance at the end of Year 2. This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Features and benefits of the course: Enhanced education in chemistry gives you the opportunity to undertake research for a higher degree or to pursue a career in industry as a professional chemist. Provides an in-depth training in pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry. The MChem route is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Upon successful completion of the course, the qualification can be used in part fulfilment for Associate Membership of the Royal Society Chemistry (AMRSC). There is a sandwich option enabling you to spend a year on work placement, giving you valuable industry experience. 94% of Chemistry graduates go straight into employment and/or further study according to the DHLE survey 2014 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known. 90% of students are satisfied with the School of Science and the Environment (From 261 (70%) students who responded to the 2015 National Student Survey). We recently invested half a million pounds in upgrading our synthetic chemistry and materials laboratories, including the installation of an X-ray diffractometer which analyses the crystal structure of materials at the atomic level. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide variety of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques. You will benefit from learning in a research active environment.