O que eu aprenderei?

Chemical biology is the application of chemical tools and ideas to biological and medical problems. This programme is designed to build on an existing knowledge of chemical structure and reactivity to give you a thorough grounding in contemporary chemical biology and drug discovery as well as introducing you to topics from the research frontier. You’ll be taught by experts from across the Astbury Centre in chemical biology, biophysics and medicinal chemistry using a "problem-based" approach. Visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry will share their expertise in industrially-relevant applications of chemical biology and drug design with you. In bridging the gap between your undergraduate degree in a core subject, and interdisciplinary research in chemical biology, you’ll develop the skills to solve real-life research problems, benefiting from a multi-million pound investment in our research facilities for synthetic chemistry and analysis of molecular interactions. Rather than focusing on a single discipline, you’ll learn to tackle a problem using either chemical or biological approaches. This course is accredited by Royal Society of Chemistry.

Learning and teaching

You will be taught by experts across the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, meaning you will learn from both chemists and biologists to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a multidisciplinary environment. You will be taught through a series of lectures, small group workshops and practical lab sessions. You will also get involved in student led activities such as literature presentations.

Assessment

The wide range of continual assessment formats will allow you to improve your generic skills, and to hone your ability to solve problems. As part of the continual assessment of modules, you will give a wide range of oral presentations; prepare short articles, essays and research reports; perform computational exercises; and undertake group-based problem solving activities. Your research project will be assessed through your practical work and a written research report.

Career opportunities

On graduation, you will be ideally placed to undertake interdisciplinary research in academia and the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. You will also be in a strong position to pursue a science-related career, such as patent work, scientific publishing or scientific administration.

In addition, this course will leave you well-placed to forge a career at companies working at the interface between chemistry and biology. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are increasingly seeking researchers with a strong interdisciplinary background.

Further study

Many of our graduates have secured positions on Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry PhD programmes in the UK and internationally. The Astbury Centre hosts a wide range of PhD programmes incorporating Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, offering many opportunities for students graduating from this MSc course. This MSc provides tailored training at the interface between chemistry and the biological sciences, and will enhance your prospects of securing a place on one of these highly competitive postgraduate programmes.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Chemistry

Opções de estudo

Período integral (12 meses)

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Prazo para inscrição

Esperado July 2020

Data de início

Setembro 2020

Localização

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. However, applications from students with equivalent qualifications are also accepted. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students must have an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing. Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component. Trinity College Integrated Skills in English a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK).

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