University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Chemistry for Biomedical Research

A full-time 1 year interdisciplinary Master�s programme combining cutting edge taught courses with a major research project developing chemistry applied to biomedical research. The programme is suitable for graduates in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy and forensic science who wish to develop their knowledge base and research skills to equip them to tackle challenging problems in life and medical sciences. Students widen their knowledge of biological and biomedical science, physical science and the chemistry that underpins biomedical research by studying taught modules.Knowledge and skills are developed and provide a sound basis for the aspects of independent working required for undertaking a major research project that draws on our research strengths. This course is an ideal preparation for PhD study and for advanced employment as a research scientist in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Students follow a programme that provides the necessary theoretical foundations, laboratory and practical skills for cross-disciplinary research at the Life Sciences Interface. 7 taught modules (4 core, 3 optional) and a major research project are combined with training in communication skills and public understanding of science.

Entry requirements

Required subjects and grades: 2.1 or 2.2 degree or equivalent; applicants must have a good Honours degree in chemistry or a cognate discipline (for example biochemistry, pharmacy, forensic science). We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in developing themselves and their skills, and the ability to maximise the benefits of training at the interface between chemistry and biomedicine.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 7,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488