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Medicinal and Biological Chemistry MSc


University of Edinburgh    School of Chemistry

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Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

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Programme description

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry requires a thorough understanding of molecules, their structures, properties and synthesis.

However, 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.

The degree consists of advanced lecture courses in:

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