Chemical Biology (MSc)
1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The chemistry of biological processes is the basis of all life on the planet. By studying aspects such as biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, molecular biology and the principles of drug development this course will develop an understanding of the pathways that are core to chemical biology. Also, applications of biological catalysts in industrial processes, synthetic methods and spectroscopy will all be suitable for graduates wishing to develop their knowledge and to pursue a career in academia or industry.
- Provides the opportunity for students to undertake a short research project applying the skills acquired through the taught modules.
The course will develop in students an understanding of the chemical background of biological problems and processes at the interface between Chemistry and Biology. Students will be able to study real life systems and research into areas at the forefront of chemical biology. Differing aspects such as natural product synthesis, biocatalysis and molecular modeling of such systems will all be explored in this exciting new course.
- Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
- Current Techniques in Chemical Biology and Modern Applications
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Retrosynthetic Analysis and Biosynthesis
- Heterocycles in Synthesis and Life
- Biocatalysis I: Modern Approaches to Biocatalysts
- Biocatalysis II: Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis
Students will develop key skills including learning skills, information handling and presentation skills, all which can be applied to industrial and academic working environments.
Suitable for graduates in chemistry or a related discipline, e.g. chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry, with a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Please include in your personal statement why you are applying for this course, with specific details such as what your future aspirations are, how your educational or professional background makes you a suitable applicant and what interests you about the course. Generic statements will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: 6th September 2013
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Dr Thomas Tatchell
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0759