Turn on thread page Beta

pharmaceutical chemistry or chemistry??? watch

    • Thread Starter

    Hello. I need advice on whether to study chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry. I want to know the difference in what is involved in the actual course and the difference in terms of job prospective.

    Many thanks in advance

    The first year will pretty much be the same for each degree but then start to specialise as you reach second year. A general chemistry degree covers all aspects really like isomerisms and chilate effects, whereas a pharmaceutical one focuses of drug development and industry. If you're interested in that side of chem then go for it I can't comment on the job prospects though. Although if I'm honest and I've read this in a lot of places - it's better to do an MChem degree rather than a BSc to increase your chances of being employed in industry etc. (But this is my opinion only. I chose to study this at university and did quite a bit of research (but now I'll be studying nursing at uni next year instead).) Hope this helps.
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.