Research course

Medicinal Chemistry

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Pharmacy, Biosciences, Chemistry, and related disciplines. A 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required. British/EU students must hold minimum of GCSE / 'O-level' English Language or equivalent (contact School for details).

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Programme Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or in primary/secondary care.

Special Features

  • The work involves close collaboration with virologists and biochemists throughout Europe, and USA.
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has excellent facilities for the group. It has purchased a Bruker 500MHz NMR spectrometer, a Fisons Platform II Mass Spectrometer (set up for electrospray and APCI) and several Silicon Graphics workstations and extensive software including Sybyl, Macromodel, DOCK, GRID and Oxford Molecular Software. The synthetic chemistry laboratories have recently been refurbished and each researcher has their own fume hood.
  • There are excellent library facilities and computer links from all the laboratories allowing access to a wide range of databases.

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Information for international students

Overseas students should normally have acheived band 6.5 in IELTS.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Mrs Wendy Davies
+44 (0)29 2087 6419