MRes Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

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    MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Develop your knowledge of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science by studying the complexities of organic synthesis, synthesis of biologically important molecules and NMR spectra.

This accredited Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science postgraduate degree covers a diverse range of materials, pharmaceutical and medicinal research and includes a substantial research led project. You will also study current topics which include synthetic strategies involved in drug synthesis, disease state and the role of chemotherapeutics and synthesis of drug-like molecules.

You will study under a Chemistry team comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. Scientists from AstraZeneca and Vectura deliver some of your module content and how it is relevant to their work place. Other guest lecturers from different companies and universities also present their research to you.

Entry Requirements

  • UK honours degree  (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in chemistry related subject including forensic science, pharmacology and pharmacy
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The pharmaceutical and chemical industry is a well-established market growing globally. There is a steady increase in international employment opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry.

Recent graduates have found positions as engineers, analytical chemists and researchers for employers like BAM Nuttall Ltd and Micromix Plant Health Ltd. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • petrochemicals
  • polymers
  • food and drinks
  • liquid crystals
  • advance materials engineering
  • defence
  • teaching
  • finance and sales

Many graduates choose to undertake further study and this course provides a good basis for progressing onto a PhD.

Module Details

  • Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds (20 cp)
  • Computational Chemistry and Drug Design (20 cp)
  • Research Methods and Independent Study (20 cp)
  • Research Project (120 cp)

Example of project titles:

  • Drug delivery devices
  • MRI contrast agents
  • Peptide-mineral interactions
  • Biomineralisation
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
  • Multiplexing
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Fluorescence Microscopy

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