Postgraduate study2016

MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

Department of Chemistry

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, 2-5 years part-time

Developed in response to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and after extensive consultation with industry, this programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process that requires multidisciplinary skills.

MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

Department of Chemistry

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, 2-5 years part-time

Developed in response to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and after extensive consultation with industry, this programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process that requires multidisciplinary skills.

Programme information

This programme comprises a broad range of modules covering the major aspects of analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills.

Study areas include research methods, separation techniques, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, spectroscopy and structural analysis, mass spectrometry and associated techniques, drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis, sensors, innovations in analytical science and medicinal chemistry.

The modules reflect areas of industrial interest and the world-leading research undertaken by the department.

Students also have exciting opportunities to carry out projects on placement in industry; recently, these destinations have included 3M, Astra Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many more.

This course is aimed at those students who wish to extend their knowledge in a particular area or broaden their field in order to increase their career prospects.

Assessment

This course is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework.

Entry qualifications

Minimum of a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.

Scholarships and sponsorship

A number of bursaries and scholarships are available to UK and EU students towards tuition fees. 

Departmental bursaries, in the form of fee reduction, are available to self-funded international students.

The programme also benefits from industrial sponsorship which provides support in the form of equipment, materials, presenters and project placements.

Programme modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Research Methods
  • Separation Techniques 
  • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism

Semester 2

  • Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
  • Professional Skills and Dissertation
  • Research Training Project

Selected Optional Modules

Semester 1

  • Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
  • Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
  • Sensors

Semester 2

  • Innovations in Analytical Science
  • Innovations in Medicinal Chemistry

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.