M.Res. On Campus

Organic Chemistry - Drug Discovery

12 months
28530 GBP/year
10870 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Organic Chemistry - Drug Discovery MRes at University College London (UCL) offers students the opportunity to follow an integrated course of research and interdisciplinary study. 


In the Organic Chemistry - Drug Discovery programme from University College London (UCL), students gain outstanding training in synthetic organic chemistry applied to drug design, together with a breadth of experience in several areas of synthetic methodology and chemical biology.

The programme provides a thorough foundation in drug design, advanced organic synthesis and biological chemistry, together with modules on research techniques, professional development and entrepreneurship. Students will carry out a substantial research project on organic/medicinal chemistry or chemical biology over a ten-month period.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, problem classes, workshops and projects. Assessment is through unseen written examination, coursework, project reports and presentations.


The MRes has been developed in response to the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors for highly qualified students as leaders in the discovery of new medicines. The pharmaceutical sector is a major employer in the UK and high-quality graduates with an understanding of the sector are always in demand. Our recent graduates have taken up PhD positions, are working in industry and have entered teacher training.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transferable/Research Skills
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Principles of Drug Design
  • Professional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28530 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10870 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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