Medicinal chemistry is concerned with the discovery, design and synthesis of new drugs for clinical use. This MSc includes courses in biochemistry, biology, physiology and pharmacology, along with the fundamentals of chemistry necessary to design and synthesize drugs. These provide an understanding of the link between chemical structure and clinical effectiveness. This four'year programme offers an additional year on top of the Medicinal Chemistry BSc, in which students may undertake an advanced research project in fields such as drug design, chemical biology or organic chemistry.
Course modules concentrate on organic chemistry with backing in physical and inorganic chemistry; courses in cellular biology, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology are integrated with the chemistry, leaving some room for optional modules in the final year. MSci includes training in methods of research and a research project under the supervision of 1 of the members of academic staff; modules provide training in organic and physical chemistry, and relevant areas of inorganic chemistry, together with integrated major components of life sciences, principally biochemistry, pharmacology and physiology.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£21,320 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- SQA Advanced Higher AAB-AAA
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- GCE A-level AAB-AAA
- European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
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Total Coursework: 26%
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