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Masters degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry equip postgraduates with the techniques to study drug design, function and development.
Taught MSc courses are typical in this field, though research-oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering
In understanding the design of drugs and medicines, you will learn to analyse pharmaceutical compounds, their properties and synthesis (bonds / reactions). You will also explore pharmacokinetics (the movement of drugs in the body) and drug metabolism.
Training is provided in analytical instrumental techniques, particularly separation science, sensors, spectroscopy (electromagnetic radiation) and chemometrics (measuring chemical data). Research experience is refined through individual projects, and sometimes through opportunities for industrial placements.
Careers in this field are highly varied, as the expertise you will gain is highly transferrable. Traditional roles may include drug screening in large pharmaceutical laboratories, or the design of patents and product registration.
Your knowledge would also make you a suitable candidate for legislative roles within government agencies, policy-making for ethical and effective manufacturing practise.
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