Drug Chemistry MSc


Student Profile

About me

Name: Riddhi
Course: Drug Chemistry MSc
Study mode: Full time
Where I’m from: India

Choosing Newcastle

"I was keen to pursue my postgraduate degree in Drug Chemistry, and this course was offered only by Newcastle University. I was keen to apply to Newcastle University also because the course structure and subjects were in complete sync with my area of interest."

Studying at Newcastle

"I like the small classes which have allowed me to really get under the skin of the subjects.

"The seminar which had guest lecturers was amazing, it gave me opportunities to learn the trends and latest research going around. Also the tutorial sessions gave me the chance to meet my tutor on a one to one basis and remove any concerns I had.

"Postgraduate study is more challenging but an excellent opportunity to explore your potential and develop your research skills. It develops your analytical thinking and reasoning skills."

Postgraduate community

"I feel part of the postgraduate community here at Newcastle. Small things like extra resources, from the computer cluster in the Bedson Building to the study rooms in the library, are amazing. I am planning to join several societies including a language learning society to learn German. Joining societies and balancing workload with the social opportunities available at Newcastle University really makes you efficient at time management. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming."

Funding my studies

"I received a NUIPS scholarship which was worth £3,000. It has, of course, been very helpful. My family has also provided help with my funding."

Career aspirations

"I would definitely like to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry and since Newcastle University is a globally prestigious university it will impact my portfolio."


"Sorting out accommodation was challenging, but I managed to get a house. My friend helped me find a house in Sandyford, which I like. With a surplus of student housing in Newcastle you needn’t worry about not finding anywhere."

Living in Newcastle

"Newcastle is a very beautiful and peaceful city. It has a lot of students around so it is very easy to make friends and have a good time whilst you are studying. I would definitely recommend my friends to apply to this university."

Remembering Newcastle

"So far being a postgraduate at Newcastle has been very pleasant experience."