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Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science


This course covers a diverse range of materials, pharmaceutical and medicinal research and includes a substantial research led project.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October and January
Course length: One year full-time, two years part-time
Study location: Clifton campus

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees, funding and scholarships section.


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Why study this course?

Develop your knowledge of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science by studying the complexities of organic synthesis, synthesis of biologically important molecules and NMR spectra. Other areas of study include synthetic strategies involved in drug synthesis, disease state and the role of chemotherapeutics and synthesis of drug-like molecules.

You can expand your interests further by selecting a pharmaceutical-led research project within one of our diverse range of internationally recognised research groups.

Gain hands on experience

As well as working and studying under the direction of world leading pharmaceutical and medicinal science staff you will gain hands on experience of a variety of modern instrumentation including multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR), mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Academic staff

The Chemistry team is comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. Teaching and student satisfaction are very important to us and we have won awards and recognition for this aspect of our work.

Scientists from AstraZeneca and Vectura deliver some of the module content relevant to their work place. Other guest lecturers also present their research from a variety of other companies and universities.

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