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What will I learn?

In the Master's specialisation Medicinal Chemistry you will deal with the discovery, design, development, targeted delivery, and both pharmacological and analytical characterisation of drug substances.

What will you learn?

Medicinal chemists are indispensable in the preclinical stages of drug development. In this specialisation, you will study all stages of drug development (hit to lead to preclinical candidate to active pharmaceutical ingredient, API), including the phases of drug activity relating to a drug’s formulation, the analysis of its toxicity, and the understanding of its pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Career prospects

Master's specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry

We stimulate our Master's students to develop a critical mind and a problem solving attitude. Common job opportunities for our graduates include:

  • PhD student at a university or research institute;
  • researcher in the (bio)chemical or health industry;
  • researcher in one of our spin-off companies;
  • policymaker at a governmental organisation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€17,000.00 (13,88,889) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

A completed Bachelor's degree

Entering the Master’s specialisation in Chemistry of Life requires a Bachelor’s degree in one of the subjects below. Please note that an international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. Relevant subjects are:

Chemistry
Biochemistry
Molecular Life Sciences
or equivalent

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 + subscores ≥ 22;
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall + subscores ≥ 6,0 + writing subscore ≥ 6,5;
Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: C or higher.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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