Logo of Nottingham Trent University

MResPharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc.

ntu.ac.uk/..ceutical-and-medicinal-science 

Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds (20 cp) – Develop knowledge in the synthesis of relatively complex organic molecules. Topics include: retrosynthetic analysis and total synthesis of biologically important molecules; the controlled formation of C-C bonds and functional group transformations; and structure elucidation of complex molecules.

Chemotherapeutics (20 cp) – This module covers drug action and synthesis including the underlying methodology applied to the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. Areas include: cancer therapies, antibacterial agents and synthetic methodology.

Research Methods and Independent Study (20 cp) – This module provides an underpinning in research skills relevant to the independent study. You will be introduced to the techniques required to formulate a research project and to carry out a literature review. You will be given practice in the use of the library and learning resources including relevant IT packages.

Research Project (120 cp) – You will work on laboratory-based research and will evaluate and review the scientific literature relevant to the topic. Design and conduct experimental work, and present the findings in the form of a presentation, poster and a written thesis.

Example of project titles:

Drug delivery devices
MRI contrast agents
Peptide-mineral interactions
Biomineralisation
Carbohydrate Chemistry
Asymmetric Synthesis
Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
Multiplexing
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
Fluorescence Microscopy

Career opportunities

The pharmaceutical and chemical industry is a well-established market growing globally. There is a steady increase in international employment opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry.

Recent graduates have found positions as engineers, analytical chemists and researchers for employers like BAM Nuttall Ltd and Micromix Plant Health Ltd. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including:

pharmaceuticals
petrochemicals
polymers
food and drinks
liquid crystals
advance materials engineering
defence
teaching
finance and sales
Many graduates choose to undertake further study and this course provides a good basis for progressing onto a PhD.

This Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science Masters course does not currently offer placements.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States