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Medicinal Chemistry (MSc project module, SXM810) Credits from The Open University

Medicinal Chemistry (MSc project module, SXM810) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Medical Chemistry Pharmacology

Course type


Course Summary

This course is an opportunity for you to carry out an in-depth investigation into a subject of your own choice in medicinal chemistry as part of your MSc in Medicinal Chemistry (F62) studies. It must be linked to one or more knowledge-based learning objectives from either Molecules in medicine (S807) or Concept to clinic (S827). Your project can be literature based or involve laboratory work. You will have the support and guidance of a tutor both by email and telephone. The study materials provide guidance on planning your project and help with searching literature, analysing data and writing the report. As part of your first piece of assessment you will develop a proposal for a project on your chosen subject. Two intermediate submissions will help you to keep your project on track. This course also includes group discussions in online tutorials. You will also be expected to take 4 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment.

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You must be registered for the MSc in medicinal chemistry (F62) and have successfully completed either molecules in medicine (S807) or concept to clinic (S827). You will also need good computing skills (e.g. able to search the Web, use email and use word processing packages).