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Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry

12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry programme at Loughborough University will give you the opportunity to specialise in this fascinating and vitally important field that focuses on the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances, including the development of safe and effective drugs. 


Society’s need for pharmaceutical solutions to health problems ensures the demand for skilled individuals within this area remains high. 

Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry is designed to meet the needs of industry and the UK science base by providing you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds.


Our Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry programme at Loughborough University provides training that is highly relevant to working in drug design and development in the pharmaceutical industry, the wider chemical industry and in other fields.

Industries our graduates have gone into include drug synthesis and development, pharmaceutical analysis, drug formulation and delivery, food science and technology, water purification, research and teaching.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • 3M, Analyst
  • Industrial Textiles & Plastics, Technical Assistant
  • Leading Edge (Brunei), Marketing Executive
  • Novartis, Pharmacist
  • Pfizer, Materials Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism 
  • Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
  • Separation Techniques
  • Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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