Postgraduate

Drug Chemistry MSc

Drug Chemistry MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

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This course is for those with a chemical or pharmaceutical sciences background. It will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or academia.

About this course

About this course

Our Drug Chemistry MSc gives you advanced training in modern organic and medicinal chemistry. It ranges from the conception to the production of novel drugs. You will study and experience the way modern small molecule medicine is developing.

You will gain hands-on experience of working within a medicinal chemistry team during your research project.

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The seminar which had guest lecturers was amazing, it gave me opportunities to learn the trends and latest research going around.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310

EU

Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310

International

Full time: £22,710

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 and 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in a chemistry related subject, such as:

  • biochemistry
  • chemical technology
  • applied chemistry
  • industrial chemistry

We also consider applicants whose undergraduate degree included a significant element of organic chemistry, such as:

  • pharmacology
  • pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical sciences
  • medicine
  • veterinary science
  • biology
  • biomedical sciences
  • zoology
  • microbiology
  • biotechnology
  • genetics

Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.