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5099F - Drug Chemistry MSc

Drug Chemistry MSc

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

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.

Overview

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

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

Newcastle University is a great place to study a medicinal chemistry degree. Our strengths include the following specialist topics:

  • bio-imaging
  • modern approaches to chemotherapy

You'll develop drug design expertise as practised in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. You'll also discover the modern and experimental therapies developing at Newcastle University’s Centre for Cancer.

You'll have the opportunity to work alongside Principle Investigators at the Translational and Clinical Research Institute.

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What you'll learn

The Drug Chemistry MSc is delivered through the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the Northern Institute of Cancer Research and the Faculty of Medical Sciences. It includes:

  • 120 credits of taught modules
  • 60 credit practical project.

We provide personal study support throughout your course.

You'll gain knowledge in themes including:

  • drug design
  • metabolism
  • toxicology
  • synthetic organic chemistry

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.

How you'll learn

 

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has an outstanding range of facilities to support research and teaching, including:

  • modern research laboratories
  • synthesis and characterisation of novel materials lab
  • computational resources for performing molecular modelling
  • NMR facilities include 300-700 MHz spectrometers
  • glass-blowing, mechanical and electrical/electronic workshops

Find out more about our chemistry facilities

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Michael Hall
Admissions Tutor
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7321
E-mail: snes.programme.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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