Taught course

Medicinal & Biological Chemistry

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in chemistry or a closely related discipline with a strong chemistry component. Your undergraduate degree must have included maths and biology.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry requires a thorough understanding of molecules, their structures, properties and synthesis, but it also demands the chemical understanding of the nature of biological structures, from macromolecules to cells, the design of pharmaceutical materials in the laboratory and their function in clinical settings.

The knowledge and skills acquired in the course will leave graduates well equipped to compete for positions related to 'drug discovery' in chemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies.

The degree consists of advanced lecture courses in:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry

These are studied concurrently with a predominantly practical based course offering an introduction to research methods.

Students then proceed to a period of full-time research project work, leading to the submission of their Masters dissertation.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Secretary, Claire Dickson
Email
claire.little@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 4707