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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Chemistry (General) Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for those with a chemical or pharmaceutical sciences background. It will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or academia.

About this course

Our Drug Chemistry MSc gives you advanced training in modern organic and medicinal chemistry. It ranges from the conception to the production of novel drugs. You will study and experience the way modern small molecule medicine is developing.

You will gain hands-on experience of working within a medicinal chemistry team during your research project.

What you'll learn

You will gain knowledge in themes including:

drug design
synthetic organic chemistry

Your development

Specialist topics that are strengths of the University include:

modern approaches to chemotherapy.


To familiarise students with the key synthetic methods used to prepare critical functionality in drug molecules.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemistry (or closely related, such as biochemistry, applied chemistry, chemical technology) or 2.1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in the related courses containing significant element of organic and medicinal chemistry, such as: chemical engineering; pharmacy; pharmacology; pharmaceutical sciences; medicine; veterinary science; biology; biomedical sciences; microbiology; biotechnology; genetics.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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