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
- Clinical pharmacology
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Medicinal Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Medicinal Chemistry
- 15 points:
- 45 points from:
- CHEM 710 Advanced Physical Chemistry
- CHEM 720 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM 730 Modern Methods for the Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
- CHEM 735 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
- CHEM 738 Biomolecular Chemistry
- CHEM 740 Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM 750B Advanced Topics in Chemistry 1
- CHEM 755 Special Topics in Chemistry 1
- CHEM 760 Advanced Green Chemistry
- CHEM 770 Advanced Environmental Chemistry
- CHEM 780 Advanced Materials Chemistry
- BIOSCI 756 Proteomics
- BIOSCI 757 Structural Biology
- BIOSCI 759 Molecular Cell Biology and Biomedicine
- MEDSCI 708 Advanced Immunology and Immunotherapy
- MEDSCI 715 Molecular Toxicology
- MEDSCI 716 Advanced Drug Disposition and Kinetics
- MEDSCI 721 Advanced Toxicology
- MEDSCI 722 Clinical Pharmacology
- 60 points:
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:
- Lab chemist
- Medicinal chemist
- Research scientist
- Synthetic chemist
- 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.
Help and advice
For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.
Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
23 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 923 7020
To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics or contact Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble.