University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Chemical Research (Biological Chemistry)

The course explores the exciting science at the boundary between biology and chemistry and the ways in which the challenges of the worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are being addressed. It develops research, synthetic and analytical skills for careers in the global pharmaceutical industry or further research leading to a PhD. The course has been tailored to meet the demands of graduating chemists who wish to further their training in chemical research or who wish to use this qualification as a route into a PhD programme. The course is designed to match the professional demand for highly-skilled personnel in industry and provides specific training in core areas of chemistry as well as specialised expertise in Biological Chemistry.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related discipline. Overseas applicants will, in addition, be required to satisfy an English Language requirement.

Course modules

Modules include: characterisation methods; synthetic methods; biological chemistry; research methodology; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral examination (viva voce), oral presentations and written project reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 2100