What will I learn?

The period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology is four academic years.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, a student must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.

For successful completion of the programme and be eligible for graduation, students are required to fulfill the following requirements:

  • For students admitted in AY2017 and before, to obtain a total of not less than 150 academic units within the maximum period permitted, unless a candidate has been granted exemption by the School from taking certain courses, on a case-by-case basis.
  • For students admitted in AY2018 and onwards, to obtain a total of not less than 145 academic units within the maximum period permitted, unless a candidate has been granted exemption by the School from taking certain courses, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students are required to maintain a CGPA of at least 4.0 throughout their course of study. Should a student fail to maintain the required CGPA, the school would recommend him / her the option to drop the 2nd Major and join the standard BS (Hons) programme.
  • To qualify for the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Major, students must complete a minimum of 36 AUs of courses listed here. The 36 AUs of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology courses fall under the General Education Requirement Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE) category. For students admitted in AY2018 and onwards, you must complete a minimum of 32 AUs of courses listed under Biomedical Structural Biology which fall under the GER-UE category.
  • To have gained a pass grade in all the major and general education requirement courses as determined by the School of Biological Sciences; and
  • Fulfilled other such requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Board.

Courses of Study

There are five compulsory components in the curriculum:

Major Core courses (Major-Core)

Major Core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. The courses are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental life sciences.

Major Prescribed Elective courses (Major-PE)

Major Elective courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of biology in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals. Emphasis will be placed on group work and discussion of research papers.

General Education Requirement: Core courses (GER-Core)

The GER-Core courses are specified by the School as being essential for the training of today’s science graduates. The courses cover areas such as communication and environmental sustainability.

General Education Requirement: Prescribed Elective courses (GER-PE)

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences students are required to read and pass GER Prescribed Electives from a range of areas. The number of academic units to be read in each area is specified by the School and in the table below. Students have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.

General Education Requirement: Unrestricted Elective courses (GER-UE)

To qualify for the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Major, students must fulfill the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Major requirement stated below. The 32AUs or 36 AUs of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology courses fall under the General Education Requirement Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE) category.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

10 August 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,

SBS-01s-45,

637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • At least H1 level pass in Mathematics AND H2 level pass in Chemistry

For Polytechnic graduates:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • Graduates holding any of the diplomas listed are eligible for application. Graduates with a Certificate of Merit (or equivalent honour) in other diplomas are also eligible to apply.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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