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Department of Chemistry, Programme Catalogue 2014/15

TSCH-AFM04: MSc Chemistry for Drug Discovery


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

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  • This programme has the following designated alternative programme (DAP):
  • 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:
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 a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 credits from the following list:
CH40098 Techniques in drug discovery 3 Credits
CH40206 Topics in organic chemistry II 3 Credits
CH40210 Future of drug discovery 3 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
CH20160 Major therapeutic areas 6 Credits
CH40209 Blockbuster drugs 3 Credits
CH50199 The chemistry of physiology and drug properties 6 Credits
CH50200 Preparation for research project 12 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 credits from the following list:
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
CH40211 Chemistry beyond the molecule 3 Credits
CH40219 Organic and inorganic aspects of homogeneous catalysis 3 Credits
PA40155 Research topics in natural products 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
CH50201 Masters research project 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.