Taught course

Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject..

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry degree will provide you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds.

Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry gives you the opportunity to specialise in this fascinating and vitally important field that focuses on the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances, including the development of safe and effective drugs.

Society’s need for pharmaceutical solutions to health problems ensures the demand for skilled individuals within this area remains high. This master's is designed to meet the needs of industry and the UK science base by providing you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and the biological activities of drug compounds.

Throughout the programme your learning will be enhanced by the cutting-edge insights of our academic staff, many of whom are active in research, as well as by the outstanding facilities offered within our £17 million STEMLab and additional modern laboratories. As a student, you will enjoy access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation, including:

  • 400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
  • single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
  • a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
  • ion mobility spectrometers
  • gas and liquid chromatographs
  • tunable nanopore sensors

You will also gain vital experience conducting a substantial research project, based either in an industry setting or working with a research group in the chemistry department.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry offers a master's degree for graduates in chemistry or a closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.

Information for international students

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-students/

Fees and funding

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 - 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    One year full-time study leading to a MSc degree. Study on a part-time basis (over 2-5 years), leading to the award of a postgraduate certificate, diploma or MSc degree.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222685