|Location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
Applicants must have a minimum of a high 2(i) degree in chemistry, or equivalent
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall grade C
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This multidisciplinary one year programme is intended to act as a springboard into the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors for those with a good first degree in chemistry.
You will widen your knowledge of chemistry and will develop new skills and competencies in a range of areas key to drug discovery, including synthesis, molecular modelling, toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and information science.
The programme includes a multidisciplinary project, and has course components delivered by industry experts.
The course is designed to give chemists with a first degree a good understanding of how synthetic organic chemistry provides the foundation for the discovery of new medicines.
Course content is aimed at developing chemistry skills in the context of drug design, for example through lectures and interactive sessions with industry experts, molecular modelling and an extended multidisciplinary project.
Topics span chemistry, natural products and synthesis, through to metabolism, pharmacology and information, patents and IPR
Examples of employers
Ernst & Young
Future Science Group
Goldman Sachs International
Examples of occupations
Assistant Commissioning Editor
Assistant Technical Officer
Process Development Chemist
Further study – examples of courses
MRes Human and Environmental Health Impacts of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
MSc Analytical Toxicology
MSc Biochemical Engineering
MSc Forensic Investigation
Second degree in medicine
PhD – Radiochemistry
PhD – Cancer Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy