Postgraduate study in Medicinal Chemistry

What can you study in Medicinal Chemistry?

Postgraduate study in Medicinal Chemistry combines advanced courses in Chemistry, Biology and Medicinal Science with laboratory work and a year-long research project supervised by an academic staff member in the School of Chemical Sciences.

You will explore various aspects of Medicinal Chemistry, including synthesis, reactivity and analysis of medicinal compounds. You will also develop the ability to provide valuable insight into the pharmacological, regulatory and ethical aspects of these bioactive molecules.

Research interests open to exploration include:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biomolecular chemistry
  • Structural and computational chemistry
  • Bioactive molecules
  • Structural biology
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical pharmacology

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Medicinal Chemistry

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Medicinal Chemistry


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take that cover a Medicinal Chemistry specialisation:

Where can postgraduate study in Medicinal Chemistry take you?

Jobs related to Medicinal Chemistry include:

  • Academic
  • Chemist
  • Investigator
  • Lab chemist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Synthetic chemist
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Patent attorney

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

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