An lower second class honours degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related subject with a substantial chemistry content. Other qualifications may be considered if the candidate has relevant industrial experience. Participation in individual modules is possible by arrangement with the department.
Months of entry
This programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.
The programme provides training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, the principles of formulation, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds.
Compulsory Modules Semester 1
- Research Methods
- Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
- Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
- Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
- Professional Skills and Dissertation
- Research Training Project
Selected Optional Modules Semester 1
- Separation Techniques
- Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
- Innovations in Analytical Science
Additional modules cover the key techniques in analytical chemistry used to support the pharmaceutical sciences.
Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
Professional Skills and Dissertation
Research Training Project
Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
Cell Based Therapies
Drug Delivery and Targeting
Innovations in Analytical Science
Information for international students
English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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