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About Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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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The MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry is aimed at graduates with a BSc in Chemistry or closely related degree who wish to tailor their expertise towards jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. Read more
Our Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry programme will provide you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, and methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods, to assess the biological activities of drug compounds. Read more
The programme focuses on specialised modern analytical methodology. The range of industries or institutes where these skills are in demand includes the pharmaceutical industry, environmental institutions, research institutes and also the oil & gas industry. Read more
MSc degree courses are provided in three key areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and in Pharmaceutical Analysis. Read more
Acquire the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience for a career as a Pharmaceutical Analyst in Industry or Academia. You are probably a recent physical or life sciences graduate – chemistry, pharmacy and biology. Read more
The University of Sheffield's MSc Chemistry course is designed to take you to the next stage of your scientific career. From your undergraduate degree, you will know which areas of chemistry interest you most, and you might already know what kind of job you'd like to do. Read more
Our popular and industry-relevant Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science MSc programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process which requires multidisciplinary skills. Read more
This two-year distance learning course is aimed at graduates who currently work within the pharmaceutical industry who wish to fulfil the EU educational requirements for Qualified Person (QP) status. Read more
The MSc Pharmaceutical Science programme was developed in response to the need for enhanced skills by employees within pharmaceutical research, development or manufacturing. Read more
Chemistry is a fundamental science that underpins a vast array of topics and our research based Master's will extend your depth and breadth of knowledge in a number of areas such as analytical chemistry, experimental design, advanced laboratory techniques, spectroscopy, computational and materials chemistry. Read more
* You can still apply for September 2018. Placements available in chemistry, biosciences and drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics *. Read more
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
We’re ranked top 10 in the UK for chemistry (Guardian university league tables 2019) and top 150 in the world university for Chemistry and Natural Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).