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Department of Chemistry, Programme Catalogue 2015/16

TSCH-AFM04: MSc Chemistry for Drug Discovery


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • 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
CH40209 Blockbuster drugs 3 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
CH20160 Major therapeutic areas 6 Credits
CH40210 Future of drug discovery 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
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
CH40230 DNA in the modern world 3 Credits
PA40155 Research topics in natural products 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
CH50201 Masters research project 30 Credits

* Programmes and units may be changed at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
* NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to regular review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
* Availability of units is 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.