Taught course

Chemical Biology and Drug Design

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Upper second class (2:1) BSc Honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related subject.

This programme has been designed to bridge the gap between obtaining an undergraduate degree in a single core subject (ie biochemistry or chemistry) and industrial or academic research in chemical biology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Chemical biology is the application of chemical tools and ideas to biological and medical problems. This course is designed 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.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

University scholarships are available to UK/EU and International Students. Please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130536/funding

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
Dr Bruce Turnbull
Email
chem.msc@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 6410