Medicinal Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13500
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Aarhus Universitys MSc in Medicinal Chemistry builds on a strong chemical foundation and constitutes a flexible study programme that can be tailored to the specific interests of the individual student, while aligning with the interests of the business community, research institutions and the public sector.

About

While the programme is customisable, there is an emphasis on the medicinal aspects of chemistry, such as organic synthesis, drug delivery, and protein structure and function. The MSc in Medicinal Chemistry offered by Aarhus University is challenging, yet highly rewarding.

Learn from Leaders in the Field

Course content is heavily influenced by the latest research conducted at Aarhus University, as all lecturers are also active researchers. Students are expected to take part in fundamental research projects with the department’s research groups, and there may also be opportunities to work with private companies or public institutions during their studies. 

Students will be able to specialise within one of the areas of medicinal chemistry in which Aarhus University is particularly strong: organic synthesis, analysis of new bioactive compounds, structure and activity of membrane-bound proteins, microscopic structure of bones and other bioinorganic materials, modelling of proteins and their interaction with pharmaceuticals, and drug delivery and chemical biology. Students in the programme have access to high-quality laboratory equipment and tools that allow them to engage in hands-on learning at the cutting edge of science.

Programme Structure

Students enrolled in the MSc Medicinal Chemistry programme participate in courses and then complete their studies with one academic year conducting independent research within a research group under the supervision of a department researcher, or with an external partner.

Student Life

The Department of Chemistry has an active student environment, with both academic and social activities arranged by our student organisa¬tions. During your time as a master’s student you will work closely with team members in one of the research groups, as well as participating in the academic and social events of the group.

Careers

There are more chemistry openings in Denmark than there are domestic graduates to fill them, making unemployment very low for graduates in medicinal chemistry. 

Medicinal Chemistry graduates have moved into R&D and consultancy jobs in both public and private sectors, and several graduates are currently working in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. As a graduate of the programme you will be well placed to work with pharmaceutical companies such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, LeoPharma, and Lundbeck. Your strong chemistry background will also give you a point of entry into careers with companies in other sectors, such as DuPont, Chr. Hansen, and Eurofins.

Programme Structure

The Masters degree in medical chemistry counts as 120 ECTS credits and mainly consists of subjects within the chemistry and medical chemistry fields of study. You specialise by participating in course activities and projects and by writing a thesis. During your very first week, you structure your own individual study programme with the help of a teacher from the Department of Chemistry by choosing courses from the course catalogue. Your programme is based on your academic qualifications and interests and the subjects you studied for your Bachelors degree. The plan must be approved by the Board of Studies before you can enrol for examinations.

For more information, please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For February Start only applicants with a legal right of admission can apply
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following Bachelors degrees qualify students for admission to the Masters degree programme in Medical Chemistry

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Chemistry from Aarhus University, the University of Southern Denmark or the University of Copenhagen

The following other degrees can provide admission to the Masters degree programme in Medical
Chemistry

  • A Bachelors degree amounting to at least 60 ECTS credits in Medical Chemistry can qualify the student for admission
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Masters degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above

For more information, please check the programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13500 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.