Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry

This programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. The programme provides training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds. Study areas include research methods, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis, spectroscopy and structural analysis, separation techniques, mass spectrometry and associated techniques, innovations in analytical science and medicinal chemistry.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Lower 2nd Class (2.2) Honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.

Course modules

Compulsory modules, semester 1: research methods; pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis. Semester 2: spectroscopy and structural analysis; professional skills and dissertation; research training project; selected optional modules; semester 1; separation techniques; mass spectrometry and associated techniques; semester 2; innovations in analytical science; innovations in medicinal chemistry.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496