Taught course

Chemical Biology and Drug Design

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related subject.

We also consider how much experience you have in topics directly relevant to the Chemical Biology and Drug Design degree programme and whether you are achieving 2:1 level marks in modules such as: organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and medicinal chemistry; biochemistry; enzymology; molecular biology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Chemical biology is the application of chemical tools and ideas to biological and medical problems. This programme is designed to build on an existing knowledge of chemical structure and reactivity to give you a thorough grounding in contemporary chemical biology and drug discovery as well as introducing you to topics from the research frontier.

You’ll be taught by experts from across the Astbury Centre in chemical biology, biophysics and medicinal chemistry using a "problem-based" approach. Visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry will share their expertise in industrially-relevant applications of chemical biology and drug design with you.

Bridging the gap between your undergraduate degree in a core subject, and interdisciplinary research in chemical biology, you’ll develop the skills to solve real-life research problems, benefitting from a multi-million pound investment in fantastic research facilities. Rather than focusing on a single discipline, you’ll learn to use either chemical or biological approaches to tackle the problem in hand.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment80

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
chem.msc@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 6440