Open University

Open University

Medicinal Chemistry (E68)

This qualification enables students to study at postgraduate level aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs; students can pursue these topics across a number of major health areas including cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, diabetes, neuropharmacology and inflammation; students have the opportunity to understand how drugs are designed, study the latest developments in this changing area of contemporary medical therapy, while developing a wide range of skills associated with Master's-level study.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in science or a science-related subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

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