Medicinal and Biological Chemistry requires a thorough understanding of molecules, their structures, properties and synthesis, but it also demands the chemical understanding of the nature of biological structures, from macromolecules to cells, the design of pharmaceutical materials in the laboratory and their function in clinical settings. The knowledge and skills acquired in the course will leave graduates well equipped to compete for positions related to 'drug discovery' in chemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies.
Research Methods Exercise
Special Techniques Classes
Research Project and Dissertation
Given by experts in their field, lectures build on your undergraduate experience to explore the advanced concepts that will form the foundation of your study. They provide a solid grounding in the subject and will give you a chance to meet a lot of the academics in the School. Our modern programme of courses allows you to study cutting-edge chemistry in a number of different areas.
You will take the following advanced lecture courses.
Solve problems relating to your course (which may be similar to exam questions) and discuss these with our academic staff. Tutorials give you the opportunity to evaluate how well you understand the courses and seek extra clarification if necessary.
An exciting problem solving exercise where you will learn important skills such as:
The RME runs throughout semesters 1 and 2 and you work in teams towards solving a "Grand Challenge". A mentor, who is a member of our academic staff, guides you through the exercise.
"I loved the Research Methods course. It gave me lots of opportunities to improve my English and highlighted the importance of cooperation and working as a team. Teachers and lecturers are really helpful and enthusiastic."
Chemical notation in Organic Chemistry Mechanisms
All of these special topics will be important when you come to carry out research for your dissertation and an understanding of some of them will be important in understanding the lectures. These special classes may act as a refresher if you have not studied chemistry for a while or may help give you important background information if your degree is not in chemistry.
A key feature of the MSc course is the extended Research Project where you will be able to study in a research lab on an extended project under the supervision of one of our researchers. You will gain vital practical skills by working closely with more experienced scientists in a real research environment.
Not only do you benefit from the expertise of our staff and the flexible nature of our courses, you'll also be studying in an exciting, vibrant city. You will study with students from all over the world and graduate with all the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen career.
On completion of the course, you should have developed a depth of comprehension and critique in the core elements of your subject area, including:
Additionally you will have enhanced your professional/practical skills through:
You will also have had the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as: