UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course offers students the opportunity to follow an integrated course of research and interdisciplinary study. Students gain an outstanding training in synthetic organic chemistry applied to drug design, together with a breadth of experience in several areas of synthetic methodology and chemical biology.

Course Modules

Core modules: research skills; scientific literature; research rotation project; optional modules: bioinformatics; target identification; cheminformatics; biological molecules; biophysical screening; fragment based drug design; target selection (scientific); target selection (commercial); principles of drug design; biological chemistry; stereochemical control in asymmetric synthesis; synthesis and biosynthesis of natural products; organometallics and catalysis; structural methods in modern chemistry.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £22,180  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £8,225  Academic year. First year home fees