UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Organic Chemistry (Drug Discovery)

The course offers students the opportunity to follow an integrated course of research and interdisciplinary study. Students gain an outstanding training in synthetic organic chemistry applied to drug design, together with a breadth of experience in several areas of synthetic methodology and chemical biology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills; scientific literature; research rotation project; optional modules: bioinformatics; target identification; cheminformatics; biological molecules; biophysical screening; fragment based drug design; target selection (scientific); target selection (commercial); principles of drug design; biological chemistry; stereochemical control in asymmetric synthesis; synthesis and biosynthesis of natural products; organometallics and catalysis; structural methods in modern chemistry.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, problem classes, workshops and projects. Assessment is through unseen written examination, coursework, project reports and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 8,225 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 22,180 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 4650