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Masters/MScDrug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This multidisciplinary one year programme is intended to act as a springboard into the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors for those with a good first degree in chemistry.

You will widen your knowledge of chemistry and will develop new skills and competencies in a range of areas key to drug discovery, including synthesis, molecular modelling, toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and information science.

The programme includes a multidisciplinary project, and has course components delivered by industry experts.

Programme structure

The course is designed to give chemists with a first degree a good understanding of how synthetic organic chemistry provides the foundation for the discovery of new medicines.

Course content is aimed at developing chemistry skills in the context of drug design, for example through lectures and interactive sessions with industry experts, molecular modelling and an extended multidisciplinary project.

Topics span chemistry, natural products and synthesis, through to metabolism, pharmacology and information, patents and IPR

Career opportunities

Examples of employers

Macdermid plc
Ernst & Young
Future Science Group
Goldman Sachs International
Johnson Matthey
Kraft Foods
Augean plc
Henkel Ltd

Examples of occupations

Analytical Chemist
Analytical Engineer
Chemical Analyst
Development Chemist
Assistant Commissioning Editor
Assistant Technical Officer
Laboratory Chemist
Manufacturing Graduate
Process Development Chemist

Further study – examples of courses

MRes Human and Environmental Health Impacts of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
MSc Analytical Toxicology
MSc Biochemical Engineering
MSc Forensic Investigation
Second degree in medicine
PhD – Radiochemistry
PhD – Cancer Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy
PhD Chemistry

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States