|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9,250 per year|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.|
|Full-time International||£14,820 per year|
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biomedical Science
UCAS Code: F134
Start Date(s): September
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with Professional Studies
UK - £9,250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,820 per year
- You will carry out two separate research projects at levels 6 and 7, preparing you for research and development roles or a PhD after graduation
- All final year taught modules are optional giving you the opportunity to specialise in your preferred area of medicinal chemistry
- There is an opportunity to work with experts during placement or projects in the Kidscan laboratories here at Salford
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This a new course for September 2019 and is subject to final approval.
MChem Medicinal Chemistry is a four-year integrated Masters programme leading to a level 7 qualification. You will gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of medicinal chemistry and carry out two separate research projects in addition to a full training in modern laboratory methods. You can choose from a wide range of specialised optional modules in the fourth year.
Medicinal chemistry incorporates the design, development and monitoring of drugs which are essential in tackling new and existing diseases. This course integrates the range of subjects required to allow you to become a medicinal chemist. Subjects covered include both core areas of chemistry (organic, physical, inorganic and analytical) and key areas of biochemistry and biology relevant to the discipline. It is designed for students with a strong interest in chemistry and its applications to the treatment of diseases.
At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which you arrange with our support, between years two and three of the full-time course, making a four year course overall. You will benefit from this year by being able to apply what you have learned in a real-world situation to your academic studies in your final year as well as gaining experience that is highly valued by prospective employers.
BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry student
Recently completed a placement at Harvard University, working alongside experts on pioneering research into Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Whilst on my placement at Harvard, I was working in an academic laboratory making compounds for testing on Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This was really interesting, and was the first time I've ever done a full time job, so this definately helped me feel like a grown up! I was informed about the opportunity to go to America in my first year by my tutor, who did his PhD at Salford alongside Dr. Kevin Hodgetts, who works at Harvard and became my placement supervisor in America - a great example of the universities international research relationships.
Year 1 includes core modules in areas of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry, along with biochemistry and biology. In year 2 you will develop chemistry-based analytical skills, and modules taken at this level have integrated laboratory components embedded within them in order to give you the practical and theoretical training vital for a career in medicinal chemistry. In your final year emphasis will be placed upon chemical research and highlighting new developments in the field of medicinal chemistry. In your final year, you can choose from a wide range of specialised optional modules.
Choose three optional modules:
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.