Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Drug Chemistry

This course provides advanced training in modern drug chemistry both organic and medicinal. Students will cover the following areas: how new drugs are developed: conception, application, testing and industrial production; chemistry pertinent to drug design; essential topics of drug design; potential therapies not yet established commercially; laboratory work, including safety.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a chemistry related subject such as biochemistry, chemical technology, applied chemistry or industrial chemistry; applicants whose degree included a significant element of organic chemistry, such as pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, veterinary science, biology, biomedical sciences, zoology, microbiology, biotechnology or genetics will be considered; Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,265 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Chemistry
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7069