This course focuses on using chemical methodology to tackle complex biological and medical problems. You will be taught by experts in chemical biology, biophysics and medicinal chemistry using a "problem-based" approach. In addition, visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry provide expertise in industrially-relevant applications of chemical biology and drug design.
The programme will highlight the interdisciplinary and 'problem-based' nature of research in chemical biology. On graduation, you will be ideally placed to undertake interdisciplinary research in academia or the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, or to pursue a science-related career such as patent work, scientific publishing or scientific administration. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, meaning that graduates from this programme with an appropriate first degree in chemistry satisfy the academic requirements for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem) status.