Taught course

Drug Chemistry

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in a chemistry related subject, such as biochemistry, chemical technology, applied chemistry or industrial chemistry. We also consider applicants whose undergraduate degree included a significant element of organic chemistry, such as pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, veterinary science, biology, biomedical sciences, zoology, microbiology, biotechnology or genetics. Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides advanced training in modern organic and medicinal chemistry from conception to production of novel drugs. It enables you to understand and experience the way modern small molecule medicine is developing. You will gain hands-on experience of working within a medicinal chemistry team during your research project.

The course is suitable if you have a background in the chemical or pharmaceutical sciences. It includes 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit practical project.

Themes include drug design, metabolism and toxicology with an understanding of synthetic organic chemistry. Building on University research strengths, specialist topics include bio-imaging and modern approaches to chemotherapy. You will develop expertise in drug design as practised in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia.

You will also gain knowledge of modern and experimental therapies developing in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 1 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Michael Hall, Admissions Tutor, School of Chemistry
Email
pg.chemistry@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7321