Lincoln’s Chemistry for Drug Discovery and Development degree aims to give students the skills to join the fight against disease by learning how to create better and safer drugs for society. This course is designed to develop skills in the design and development of active molecules, all the way through to the final pharmaceutical products available to patients. Students can develop experience of synthetic chemistry and gain experience in drug formulation and manufacture within the regulatory context of the pharmaceutical industry. This will involve substantial practical experience of advanced laboratory techniques.
Students will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge in core chemistry areas, while specialising in Drug Discovery and Development. There is an integrated approach to organic, inorganic and physical chemistry which focuses on how these different areas work together. Students will be given the chance to gain hands-on experience of analytical equipment through industry challenges, workshops and practical classes. Throughout the programme, students will be presented with opportunities to engage with industry professionals to develop professional practice that can enhance employability. Challenges based on industry-led, interdisciplinary projects are expected to be undertaken all the way through the degree with both national and international companies. Modules can include the core chemistry modules alongside the specialist drug discovery and development subjects such as drug design and delivery, pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceutical science and regulations, as well as quality and ethics for the pharmaceutical scientist. All students in the Master’s year of the MChem programme have the opportunity to undertake a full-year placement. Students can choose a placement with one of the University’s industry or overseas partners, or in one of our research groups. Placements are conducted alongside advanced academic study, focusing on research frontiers in chemistry.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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