The Masters in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry will extend your depth and breadth of knowledge in all branches of chemistry, but with some specialisation in medicinal chemistry, suitable for a professional medicinal chemist capable of conducting research.
Why this programme
-The School of Chemistry is a member of ScotCHEM that brings together seven Universities in Scotland. ScotCHEM is committed to excellence and to providing the highest quality postgraduate education and researcher experience. -You will benefit from our links with industrial scientists, often from pharmaceutical companies, who regularly visit the School of Chemistry to give presentations. -All of our Masters programmes in the School of Chemistry are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. -You will undertake a research project embedded within one of our internationally-leading research groups, and supplemented by specialist lecture courses. -You will develop transferable skills that will improve your career prospects, such as project management, team-working, advanced data analysis, problem-solving, preparing and presenting oral and poster presentations, critical evaluation of scientific literature, advanced laboratory and computing skills, and how to effectively communicate with different audiences. -Our Masters programmes will, therefore, provide an excellent foundation for any kind of career of scientific leadership in academia and industry. -The chemistry research school of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde are linked in WestCHEM, forming a broad, dynamic research environment.
From September to March, you will attend lectures and tutorials. You will undertake a 12-week research project from June to August, which will provide practical application and consolidation of earlier work and enhance your ability to do independent work and present results effectively.
Core courses -Inorganic, organic and physical chemistry -Medicinal chemistry -Frontiers of chemistry -Chemistry problems. -Special topics from inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry
MSc Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Career opportunities in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, from bench work and instrumentation to regulatory affairs, health & safety, and intellectual property/patents. Research-related jobs usually require a PhD, for which this programme provides an ideal preparation.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as: -Researcher at Piramal Healthcare UK Ltd -Assistant Lecturer and Researcher at a university