The aim of the course is to provide experience and training in the chemical aspects of the drug discovery process, and involves a combination of lecture-based units, research training and a research project.
The course is ideal for someone considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry, or as a stepping stone to a PhD in a related area.
Why study chemistry with us?
- programmes accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry - outstanding publications, substantial grant income from research councils and industrial partners has resulted in a strong demand for our postgraduates and postdoctoral workers - outstanding facilities: X-ray powder diffraction, single crystal X-ray diffraction, Mass spectrometry, NMR (250/300/400/500 MHz, multinuclear facility)
Our drug discovery postgraduate course gives students an understanding of the development of new drugs; from the cellular processes that are important to target, through to the synthesis of new medicinal compounds. You will be given advanced training in our teaching laboratories, which will lead to your individual Masters Drug Discovery research project.
The course is made up of three semesters over 12 months. Over this time students cover 90 credits worth of units, which include 12 credits of optional units per semester.
The first two semesters consist of taught material, including Advanced Practical Laboratories, with exams at the end of each semester.
The third semester is focused on the student’s practical project which is carried out in our research labs.
Career opportunities Recent Bath graduates have gone on to employment or postdoctoral research in the UK, USA (Princeton, Harvard and Yale), the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Brunei and New Zealand.
Employers include the NIST Center for Neutron Research, Tocris, EPSRC and the Royal Society of Chemistry.