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Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences: Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, MSci

University of Turku, Finland

University of Turku

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MSciFull-time2 yearsSeptemberfind outEUR 12000 per year

About Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences: Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, MSci - at University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry specialisation track equips you with theoretical and practical skills in drug screening, identification, design and targeting. This programme is taught by the University of Turku in Finland. 

How to find, identify, design and target new drugs?

The programme provides you with strong knowledge on one or more of the following topics that covers the chemistry of drug development from slightly different perspectives: bio-organic chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry and natural compound chemistry. In addition, you will learn to master the state-of-the-art methods needed for the full identification of drug molecules and for their quantitation from different types of tissues and metabolite mixtures. Our approach gives you strong hands-on knowledge on medicinal chemistry, since practical laboratory work forms the soul of our programme.

You will be equipped with skills that provide you with multiple career options. You will be able to join the industry in Finland or abroad, or to enter the public sector, for example, in various authoritative duties.

The studies in Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry provide excellent possibilities for a career in life sciences. For example, you can:

  • continue as a postgraduate student to pursue a career as a scientist
  • work in industry as a researcher or quality manager
  • work in a core facility management taking care of e.g. the mass spectrometers
  • work in science administration nationally or internationally
  • work in hospital research laboratories
  • be a product manager or a project coordinator

Notes about fees for this course

Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland. For citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year.

Read more about the tuition fees and scholarships at the University of Turku here here. 

Entry requirements

General Requirement

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.

Language Requirements

Applicants must have excellent English language skills and a certificate that proves those skills. You can indicate your language skills by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests. 

Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Turku. No exceptions will be made. Read more about the language requirements here.

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