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Department of Chemistry, Programme Catalogue 2011/12

TSCH-AFM04: MSc Chemistry for Drug Discovery


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programme (DAP): PG Diploma
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: 40%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Semester 1: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
CH20160 Drug properties 1 6 Credits
CH50100 Postgraduate training module 6 Credits
CH50102 Advanced group work in practical chemistry 6 Credits
CH50198 Chemistry of the cell 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 6 Credits from the following list:
CH40098 Topics in drug discovery 3 Credits
CH40128 Topics in organic chemistry 6 Credits
CH40141 Topics in catalysis for organic synthesis 3 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
CH50199 The chemistry of physiology and drug properties 6 Credits
CH50200 Preparation for research project 12 Credits
Optional Units: Select 12 Credits from the following list:
CH40036 Biopolymers 3 Credits
CH40037 Synthesis of medicinal compounds 3 Credits
CH40064 Supramolecular chemistry 3 Credits
CH40068 Physical organic chemistry 3 Credits
CH40086 Inorganic chemistry in biological systems 3 Credits
PA40155 Research topics in natural products 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
CH50201 Masters research project 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2011/12 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2012/13 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2011/12.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.