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Rank: 5 (UKEAS)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £25450
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Loughborough University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Society's need for pharmaceutical solutions to health problems ensures the demand for skilled individuals within this area remains high. Our MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry is designed to meet the needs of industry and the UK science base by providing you with training in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug synthesis, methods to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates, and methods to assess the biological activities of drug compounds.The programme will give you the opportunity to specialise in this fascinating and vitally important field that focuses on the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances, including the development of safe and effective drugs.Throughout the programme your learning will be enhanced by the cutting-edge insights of our academic staff, many of whom are active in research, as well as by the outstanding facilities offered within our £17 million STEMLab and additional modern laboratories. As a student, you will enjoy access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation, including:
- 400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
- Single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
- A high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
- GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
- Ion mobility spectrometers
- Gas and liquid chromatographs
- Tunable nanopore sensors
A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each individual element)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Loughborough University.
About this university
Loughborough is home to students from over 130 countries around the world and the international student body normally numbers some 2,500. There are various resources available for those from outside the UK to help them prepare for their time at the university and make the most of it. these includes practical elements such as visa information and booking the free coach service from Heathrow airport as well as induction and welcome sessions. There is also plenty of information available to help adjust to life in the UK and making the most of your studies. There is a specialist International Student Support team on hand at the Student Support Centre to deal with a range of issues particular to international students as well religious facilities areas for all backgrounds and faiths. The Student Union building is found to the north-east end of the campus and is responsible for a range of clubs and societies. It also has five rooms, each with their own themes and has been awarded an International Experience Award for its quality. The students are represented by the Union Council and there are also academic support services on offer. There are 56 sports clubs and a Societies Federation numbering some 80 societies. These include those working from the media centre where the TV station, radio and student magazine operate from. There are also around 45 different projects involving the students working with elderly, special needs, homeless people or the environment. The fundraising organisation raises some Â£1 million a year for national and international charities.