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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 5000 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 18000 per year
Why this course?
This course is specifically designed for applicants from a pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences background and those without an in-depth coverage of organic chemistry and organic spectroscopy as part of their previous degree courses.
It gives you the practical skills and knowledge to design and synthesise molecules that have therapeutic actions within the body.
The ultimate aim is to invent more selective and safer drugs to fight and cure disease. We also want to fully exploit the opportunities from identification of genes associated with a range of cancers, inherited disorders and agents of disease.
Specialist classes focus on:
Case studies of well-known drugs are used to illustrate the principles.
The course consists of three theory and three practical modules running between October and April. These are followed by exams. If you pass all exams and want to proceed to MSc you'll undertake a 10-week research project and submit a thesis at the end of August.
There is a six-week preliminary conversion course starting 1 August that covers basic and underpinning organic chemistry and organic spectroscopy. Successful completion and examination results in the conversion course will allow you to transfer to the MSc in Medicinal Chemistry.
The Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry carries out world-leading research with modern state-of-the-art facilities. You'll have access to the full range of analytical instrumentation used in the pharmaceutical industry:
Course material is taught by experts based in the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry and the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences.
There's additional specialised lectures from visiting professors and world-renowned scientists who are working in the pharmaceutical industry.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees & funding
How much will my course cost?
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
Rest of UK
How can I fund my course?
A number of scholarships are available for outstanding UK, EU and international applicants. For details, please visit our scholarship search.
Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students
Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from England
Students ordinarily resident in England can apply for Postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Wales
Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Wales can apply for support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.
Students coming from Northern Ireland
Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland can apply for support from Student Finance NI. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.
We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
A lower second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or a related degree.
English language requirements
English language minimum IELTS 6.5.
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit International Study Centre and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.
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