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Medicinal Chemistry


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

Medicinal chemists are indispensable in the preclinical stages of drug development. In this specialisation, you will study all stages of drug development (discovery, design, development, targeted delivery), 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. You will learn how to develop a potential drug candidate on a molecular level and get acquainted with the latest trends in the field used to understand and tackle the molecular mechanisms of disease.

The courses in the specialisation are strongly related to the research within three research institutes: The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) and Radboud Institue for Health Sciences (RIHS). Research internships are available in all three institutes, but you can also go abroad, or to a company for one of the internships.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

In order to get admission to the Master's specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry, you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: Chemistry, Molecular Life Sciences, Science, or a closely related discipline.

Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter: Chemical Analysis (3 credits), Organic Chemistry (9 credits), Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits), Physical Chemistry / Thermodynamics (3 credits), Biochemistry (6 credits), Molecular Cell Biology (3 credits), Spectroscopy (3 credits), Mathematics (9 credits), Physics (3 credits), Experimental skills (12 credits), and an additional 30 credits of chemistry or molecular life science related courses on an adva

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