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Programmes

Medicinal Chemistry

Master (2 years) of Science in Medicinal Chemistry, 120 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/medical-chemistry/

Description

The MSc in Medicinal Chemistry programme is open to both Danish and international students. The programme is both practical and research-oriented and reflects the interests of industry, academic research institutions and the public sector. It is also flexible and can accommodate the interests of the individual student, who can specialise in a particular subject area while acquiring general competencies in chemistry.

Teaching in the programme is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. In this context students benefit from the down-to-earth, informal relationship between faculty and students. Students have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory. It is also possible to complete a project in collaboration with a private company or a public institution such as a hospital. For their thesis work, students are associated with a research group at the department of their choice and participate in the group’s research projects and academic discussions, and perhaps even co-author an article.

Students can specialise within a broad area in one of the areas of medicinal chemistry in which Aarhus University is particularly strong – synthesis and analysis of potential new pharmaceuticals; structure, activity and pharmacological characteristics of membrane proteins; microscopic structure of bones and other bioinorganic materials; modelling of proteins and their interaction with pharmaceuticals; and drug delivery and chemical biology.

Career Opportunities  

Medicinal chemistry graduates work across a wide range of fields and institutions. Most jobs, however, are within research, development and consultancy in both public and private sectors, particularly in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The health services also employ several medicinal chemistry graduates, where for example they may be involved in developing new clinical and chemical diagnostic methods in hospitals. The skills acquired on the programme are also in great demand in the food industry and the agricultural sector. Many graduates continue their studies at Aarhus University or other universities towards the PhD degree, often with interdisciplinary research projects.

Admission

To find out more about admission to the MSc in Medicinal Chemistry please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →
 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 


For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.ufm.dk/.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System




EU/EEA

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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