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Master of Chemistry with Drug Discovery (with Placement) University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde, UK


Sep 2023

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GBP 22450

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48 months


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Program Overview

In this course, you’ll study core chemistry classes blended with specialist courses on disease targets, design of selectively-acting prototype drugs, synthetic and mimetic strategies in producing drug prototypes, and the refinement of promising compounds.

Graduates of this course have excellent opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry as well as all the usual careers open to a professionally-accredited chemist.

You can study at a European university for one year of your degree. You can also spend your placement year abroad.

It’s possible to switch between the other MChem courses and also the following shorter BSc degrees within the first three years:

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Forensic Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Drug Discovery


  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Chemist.

Study with us

  • The only course of its kind in Scotland
  • Tains a new generation of biologically and pharmaceutically-aware chemistry graduates whose mission is to invent better, safer drugs to fight and cure disease
  • Taught in partnership with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and is designed in consultation with the major UK drug manufacturers
  • Researchers at Strathclyde have made real and significant contributions to the fight against disease
  • Ee have a strong relationship with GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, which improves job prospects after graduation
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Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score
    73 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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