University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry requires a thorough understanding of molecules, their structures, properties and synthesis, but it also demands the chemical understanding of the nature of biological structures, from macromolecules to cells, the design of pharmaceutical materials in the laboratory and their function in clinical settings. The knowledge and skills acquired in the course will leave graduates well equipped to compete for positions related to 'drug discovery' in chemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies. The degree consists of advanced lecture courses in: - Synthetic Organic Chemistry - Chemical Biology - Medicinal Chemistry - 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 Masters dissertation.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Secretary (School of Chemistry)
Telephone number: 
01316504707