University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Medicinal Chemistry

Specialist classes focus on disease targets, design of selectively-acting prototype drugs, synthetic and mimetic strategies in producing drug prototypes, and the refinement of activity when a promising compound is identified. Case studies of well-known drugs are used to illustrate the principles. Students will also receive training in relevant practical areas and will then complete a research project.

Entry requirements

All students are admitted as prospective MChem Honours students.The entry requirements differ depending on the course and are largely a reflection of whether the course carries single or dual professional accreditation. The grades specified should be understood as minimum entry requirements that may be raised at times of exceptional demand. If it is necessary to do this, the higher standard will be applied fairly to the complete applicant field in any given year.

Course modules

The course consists of 3 theory and 3 practical modules running between October and April followed by examinations. Students who pass all exams and wish to proceed to MSc then undertake a 10 week research project and submit a thesis at the end of August.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through both written and practical examinations and submission of a thesis (MSc students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Full-time - 9 months
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195