Taught course

Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

October

Course content

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

Semester 2

  • Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
  • Professional Skills and Dissertation
  • Research Training Project

Selected Optional Modules Semester 1

  • Separation Techniques
  • Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques

Semester 2

  • Innovations in Analytical Science



Additional modules cover the key techniques in analytical chemistry used to support the pharmaceutical sciences.

Compulsory Modules
Semester 1
Research Methods
Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis

Semester 2
Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
Professional Skills and Dissertation
Research Training Project
Optional Modules

Semester 1
Separation Techniques
Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
Cell Based Therapies

Semester 2
Environmental Radiochemistry
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

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/index.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222 496