Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Master's programme, 120 credits

Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-90123


Degree

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Chemistry


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of chemistry or chemical biology
  • 15 ECTS credits in organic chemistry and 12 ECTS credits in biochemistry
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-91123


Degree

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Chemistry


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of chemistry or chemical biology
  • 15 ECTS credits in organic chemistry and 12 ECTS credits in biochemistry
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

This programme aims to provide knowledge on the design, synthesis and evaluation of low molecular weight biologically active organic substances, offering advanced knowledge in organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds.

Biologically active substances with low molecular weight represent the core of life‑science research. Knowledge of molecular structures and their properties is crucial to our understanding of a vast scientific area, from pharmaceutically active compounds to organic electronics and their incorporation into diagnostic tools such as biosensors.

Well-equipped research facilities

The main focus of the programme is the comprehension of organic synthesis pertaining to biologically active compounds. The programme begins with courses in organic chemistry and organic synthesis, building from the basic concepts to the advanced level, followed by an introduction to medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical technology. The programme also covers protein chemistry and biomolecular design, which broadens the students' knowledge in the field of bio-organic chemistry.

The programme concludes with a thesis project, either in a research group or in industry. Our research facilities are well-equipped with all the necessary analytical/diagnostic tools found in industrial research facilities.

More about the programme

Career Opportunities

Following the final examination, students will have gained the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience needed to work with organic synthesis in the pharmaceutical industry. Possible employers include companies ranging from research-intensive start-ups to major pharmaceutical producers with large research and development departments.

Alternatively, students may continue conducting research leading to a doctoral degree. Research positions include a broad span of work, from disease diagnosis to detecting chemical compounds. Examples of the latter include biosensors for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.