Taught course

Drug Chemistry

Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

About this course

Our Drug Chemistry MSc gives you advanced training in modern organic and medicinal chemistry. It ranges from the conception to the production of novel drugs. You will study 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.

What You'll Learn

You will gain knowledge in themes including:

  • drug design
  • metabolism
  • toxicology
  • synthetic organic chemistry.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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