University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Medicinal Chemistry

Research falls into 2 broad categories: development and application of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for clinical diagnosis of disease in man and in experimental models of disease: research in progress on arthritis, cardiac and brain damage, with projects ranging from technique developments, hardware developments and development of software for automated data acquisition and processing and for image display, to application-oriented programmes; and development of interventional chemistry, in which clinically useful substances and methods are developed; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 UK 4-year undergraduate Master's (Honours) degree or a UK 3-year Bachelor's (Honours) degree plus a relevant 1/2-year Master's degree or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and of 6.5 in reading), TOEFL 600 (paper-based) with a minimum of 5.0 in the test of written English (TWE), or TOEFL 100 (internet-based) with a minimum of 25 in all skills.

Sponsorship information

Students can apply for the Herschel Smith Endowment (number of awards per year varies).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,732 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606