The Physical and Chemical Sciences - Chemistry of Drug Development programme from University of Turku provides you with strong knowledge on one or more of the following topics that covers the chemistry of drug development from slightly different perspectives: bioanalytical chemistry, bio-organic chemistry and radiopharmaceutical chemistry. In addition, you will learn to master the state-of-the-art methods needed for the full identification of drug molecules and for their quantitation from different types of tissues and metabolite mixtures. Our approach gives you strong hands-on knowledge on medicinal chemistry, since practical laboratory work forms the soul of our programme.
After completing the studies, depending on your specialisation, you will
- know how to design and execute multistep synthesis routes to produce organic compounds
- know the special requirements to work in the radiopharmaceutical chemistry laboratory
- know the basics of bioimaging
- know how to design and execute synthesis routes for compounds used in bioimaging
- know how to isolate and purify organic compounds
- know how to characterize structures of organic compounds
- understand how reactivity and bioactivity is related both to the structure and reaction conditions
Chemistry of Drug Development track has close connections to the pharma industry at the Turku region and international collaborative networks. These provide the students with opportunities to do the Master’s Laboratory Project in their facilities or in collaboration. They may offer internships and job opportunities for the graduates as well.
You will be equipped with skills that provide you with multiple career options. You will be able to join the industry in Finland or abroad, or to enter the public sector, for example, in various authoritative duties.
- Bioorganic Chemistry
- Structure & Reactivity
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Organic Synthesis
- Physical Organic Chemistry
- Radiosynthetic Techniques
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Chemistry Pharmacology View 12 other Masters in Chemistry in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if
- you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
- your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
- your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year
Living costs for Turku
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.