You will be taught by experts from across the Astbury Centre in chemical biology, biophysics and medicinal chemistry to solve problems relevant to contemporary research at the boundary between chemistry, biology and medicine. Visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry will share their expertise in industrially-relevant applications of chemical biology and drug design with you.
In bridging the gap between your undergraduate degree in a core subject, and interdisciplinary research in chemical biology, you will develop the skills to solve real-life research problems, benefiting from a multi-million pound investment in our research facilities for synthetic chemistry and analysis of molecular interactions. Rather than focusing on a single discipline, you’ll learn to tackle a problem using either chemical or biological approaches.
On graduation, you will be ideally placed to undertake interdisciplinary research in academia and the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. You will also be in a strong position to pursue a science-related career, such as patent work, scientific publishing or scientific administration.
In addition, this Chemical Biology and Drug Design course at University of Leeds will leave you well-placed to forge a career at companies working at the interface between chemistry and biology. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are increasingly seeking researchers with a strong interdisciplinary background.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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- Foundation of Chemical Biology
- Emerging Topics in Chemical Biology
- Extended Laboratory Project
- Advanced Topics in Chemical Biology
- Practical Bioinformatics
- Medical Diagnostics
- Drug Discovery and Development
- Advanced Topics in Chemistry
- 12 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology View 146 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related subject.
- We also consider how much experience you have in topics directly relevant to the Chemical Biology and Drug Design degree programme and whether you are achieving 2:1 level marks in modules such as: organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and medicinal chemistry; biochemistry; enzymology; molecular biology.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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