This programme is designed for graduates in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.
The study areas include:
- research methods;
- pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism;
- drug design and drug synthesis;
- spectroscopy and structural analysis;
- research training projects.
Some courses will cover the key techniques in analytical chemistry used to support the pharmaceutical sciences. The pharmaceutical chemistry programme is more involved in the pharmaceutical industry and research aspects than a traditional pharmacist’s customer service and patient care responsibilities.
The studies will provide professional skills to work in industrial companies that:
- investigate, and/or supply pharmaceutical products;
- research institutes or continue their studies in doctoral programs of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or medical sciences.
Why this programme?
- The programme offers a unique blend of deep fundamental knowledge on various aspects of chemistry and real-life insights from the pharma industry.
- The chemistry-based education will ensure larger diversification of skills ranging from drug manufacturing and analysis to regulatory affairs.
- The graduate pharmaceutical chemists could work in private (biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies) and in public sectors (universities, research institutes, hospital laboratories) as well as in integrated study, science and business centres.