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Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Society’s need for pharmaceutical solutions to health problems ensures the demand for skilled individuals within this area remains high. Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry is designed to meet the needs of industry and the UK science base by providing you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds.

The programme will give you the opportunity to specialise in this fascinating and vitally important field that focuses on the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances, including the development of safe and effective drugs.

Throughout the programme your learning will be enhanced by the cutting-edge insights of our academic staff, many of whom are active in research, as well as by the outstanding facilities offered within our £17 million STEMLab and additional modern laboratories. As a student, you will enjoy access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation, including:

400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
A high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
Ion mobility spectrometers
Gas and liquid chromatographs
Tunable nanopore sensors

You will also gain vital experience conducting a substantial research project, based either in an industry setting or working with a research group in the chemistry department.

Application deadline

06 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 63%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    17th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    3

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