Master (2 years) of Science in Medicinal Chemistry, 120 ECTSHealth care, social services, and care services Mathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||University of Copenhagen (KU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||7500 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionAs a medicinal chemist you can expect to find work in the area of the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotech industry that conducts research into new drugs. In the industry you will work with other research scientists in the drug field – pharmacists, pharmacologists, radiopharmacists and molecular biologists – either as soon as you graduate or after completing a PhD course, for example via the Drug Research Academy. The MSc in Medicinal Chemistry is a springboard to a research-based career.
- The degree qualifies the holder for admission to PhD programmes in organic chemistry and/or medicinal chemistry, for example, including structural chemistry and computerised drug design.
- Patenting – positions in pharmaceutical companies and private- or public-sector patent agencies, for example.
- Upscaling – process chemistry. Developing effective, safe, robust synthesis procedures for use in high-volume production of the active drug substance. Production is performed according to GMP (good manufacturing practice). The work also includes producing reference substances for analytical use and patenting.
- Chemistry and manufacturing control (CMC) as an employee of a parent company or a CRO (Contract Research Organisation), that is, small, specialised research enterprises.
- Regulatory affairs and QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control). Among other things, pharmaceutical companies are required to document that they develop and produce drugs in accordance with GMP. The skills of the medicinal chemist are needed for this and many similar functions.
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a specialization in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen automatically qualify for the MSc programme in Medicinal Chemistry.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, or a corresponding qualification at Bachelor’s level completed within five years of enrolment in the MSc programme in pharmaceutical sciences..
Applicants who have already completed a Master’s degree will only be admitted if there are vacant places. The same goes for applicants who have been enrolled on a programme of higher education on two prior occasions without completing a degree. In special circumstances, the university can make an exception.Applicants must have
In addition, applicants must have specific courses and meet the language requirements.
Read about the admission requirements.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.
Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://ufm.dk/en/recognition
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en
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