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TR075
Medicinal Chemistry

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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525

2014 Points

525

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 535*
2012 - 540
2011 - 505*
2010 - 495
2009 - 470
2008 - 440
2007 - 445
2006 - 510
2005 - 490
2004 - 505
2003 - 480
2002 - 470*
2001 - 480
2000 - 490

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This degree provides you with a sound general grounding in chemistry but focuses on, and extends into, topics of relevance to the design and production of new medicinal compounds.

2 HC,s required from any of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Chemistry, Maths, Applied Maths, Geography,Geology,Agricultural Science


 
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TR075 - Medicinal Chemistry
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You will be attractive employees not just for the Pharmaceutical Industry, but for the many other companies involved in the invention and/or production of new organic compounds. Careers in research and development of new drugs for the pharmaceutical industry, production management and quality control in chemical/pharmaceutical sector.



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