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MResPharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Develop your knowledge of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science by studying the complexities of organic synthesis, synthesis of biologically important molecules and NMR spectra.

This accredited Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science postgraduate degree covers a diverse range of materials, pharmaceutical and medicinal research and includes a substantial research led project. You will also study current topics which include synthetic strategies involved in drug synthesis, disease state and the role of chemotherapeutics and synthesis of drug-like molecules.

You will study under a Chemistry team comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. Scientists from AstraZeneca and Vectura deliver some of your module content and how it is relevant to their work place. Other guest lecturers from different companies and universities also present their research 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 2019/20
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Spring semester 2018/19
Application deadline
Nov 25, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Latvia