University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Chemical Biology and Drug Design

This programme highlights the interdisciplinary and 'problem-based' nature of research in chemical biology. It is aimed at students from a wide range of relevant physical/biological science backgrounds. The course provides students with rigorous training in an exciting area of interdisciplinary science. On graduation, students are ideally placed to undertake research in chemical biology and drug design in either industry or academia. In addition, students will also be in a strong position to pursue a science-related career.

Entry requirements

1st or an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related subject; international students may require evidence of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core modules: Foundations of chemical biology; chemical biology (tools and concepts); the medicinal chemistry of drug development; advanced medicinal chemistry; emerging topics in chemical biology.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Taught Postgraduate Admissions, School of Chemistry
Telephone number: 
0113 343 6410