Taught course

Natural Product Drug Discovery

University of East Anglia · School of Pharmacy

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Entry requirements

  • Degree subject: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related subject
  • Degree classification: Bachelors (Honours) degree 2:1 or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Natural products possess enormous structural and chemical diversity that cannot be matched by synthetic molecules. They are an incredibly important source of biologically active compounds for both human healthcare and agriculture, and recent technological advances mean that their application can now be fully explored.

This Master’s course will equip you with theoretical and practical knowledge in the science of natural product discovery, from microorganisms to plants and animals. Your studies will include nutriceuticals and herbal extracts, antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance and the major human diseases.

We place an emphasis on translational research and the drug discovery process, taking natural products from bench to bedside. And you’ll gain a thorough cross-disciplinary grounding with a unique mix of organic chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and microbiology: ideal preparation for a research-based career, taking theoretical knowledge through to practical application.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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