University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

The degree consists of advanced lecture courses in synthetic organic chemistry, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and biophysical chemistry; these are studied concurrently with a predominantly practical based course offering an introduction to research methods; students then proceed to a period of full time research project work leading to the submission of their Master's dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent in chemistry or a closely related discipline; undergraduate degree should have included maths and biology; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4707