Taught course

Medicinal Chemistry

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please visit our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/group/medicinal-chemistry

Months of entry


Course content

By understanding the mechanisms of drugs action, new molecules can be developed with improved pharmacological properties and reduced side effects.

The field of medicinal chemistry is becoming increasingly important as we continue to push the boundaries in the discovery of new drugs and applications in healthcare. This MSc in Medicinal Chemistry will allow you to specialise in this area and explore the wider context of drug discovery, business and healthcare.

On the course, you will develop the specific technical knowledge, understanding and laboratory skills needed to design drugs. You will also investigate the relationship between medicinal chemists and drug discovery companies with stakeholders such as patients, investors and governments.

Distinctive features

  • Available on a one year full-time or three year part-time basis.
  • Explore medicinal chemistry in a wider industrial context, including how businesses interact with patients and investors.
  • Specialise in an area of interest to you with an end of course research project.
  • Some industrial and academic placements are available in the UK or abroad for the research project.
  • Network and build contacts with industry professionals who are frequently invited to present guest seminars.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Tom Tatchell
+44 (0)29 2087 0759