Science

Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)

90.00Guaranteed Entry Score 2018
90.00 ATAR 2017
4.0YEARS
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Sometimes our bodies need a helping hand. Make a real contribution to drug development with a degree in medicinal chemistry.

The Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry is a professionally oriented, truly interdisciplinary program. Medicinal Chemistry is, quite simply, the development of new pharmaceutical agents, from Concept to Clinic. This involves the design and synthesis of novel drug candidates, to their biochemical effects, testing regimes and regulatory and ethical considerations.

Graduates are equipped with a unique and wide harmony of skills, from fundamental chemistry through to relevant pharmacology and molecular biology skills. This puts graduates in high demand in local and global pharmaceutical companies involved in modern drug design. In addition, the multidisciplinary nature of the program means that graduates will also be highly marketable within other science-based industries and related fields.

Honours: In their final year of study, Medicinal Chemistry students apply their knowledge to a research project, supervised by a UNSW researcher. Students select from a wide range of medicinal chemistry research projects that emphasise the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the program, and complete the year by producing a thesis on their research. This also enables students to progress seamlessly into a higher degree if they wish.

Assumed & recommended knowledge
A good standing in Mathematics and Chemistry is highly recommended. A background in Biology may also prove useful. 

Program Code: 

3999

UAC Code: 

429720

CRICOS Code: 

088848B

Award Level: 

  • Bachelor Degree

Award: 

Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

192
Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
The Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry encompasses all aspects of new drug design and development