Taught course

Chemical Research (Biological Chemistry)

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc explores the exciting science at the boundary between biology and chemistry and the ways in which the challenges of the worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are being addressed. It aims to develop research, synthetic and analytical skills for careers in the global pharmaceutical industry or further research leading to a PhD.

The course comprises tutorials, lectures and six months of intensive laboratory work before undertaking a five-month independent research project. You will study how preparative biological chemistry relates to the pharmaceutical industry and drug discovery programmes, including the principals of combinatorial synthesis.

As well as developing your core knowledge of cancer research, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research publications, and how to communicate scientific concepts and processes.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Sergey Piletsky
Email
chemadmin@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 294 4666