Programme Structure - MSc in Medicinal Chemistry – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The two-year MSc programme in Medicinal Chemistry consists of compulsory and elective courses and a final thesis. All programme courses are taught in English.

You can learn more about the MSc in Medicinal Chemistry from the students them selves. Read the interviews with Emil and Birgit.

Study plan - MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

Year 1

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Reactions and Synthesis in Medicinal Chemistry Heterocyclic Chemistry Biopharmaceuticals: Chemical Design & Modification of Biomacromolecules
Medicinal and Biostructural Chemistry Structural and Computational Medicinal Chemistry Elective course Elective course

Year 2

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4

Elective course or thesis

Master Thesis

Elective course or thesis


You can choose to focus on an elective profile within the MSc in Medicinal Chemistry:

For each profile you can find links to course descriptions for selected and profile-relevant elective courses.

MSc thesis

Researchers at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmaSchool) and Faculty of Science offer a wide range of thesis subjects that enables you to tailor a programme that matches your personal interests.

You can carry out your thesis project together with a research group at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences or at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. At The Department of Chemistry master’s projects are offered by these research groups, and at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, information about master’s projects can be found here.

Double Degree

In collaboration with Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, we have established a so-called double degree programme within the MSc in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and the MSc in Drug Discovery and Safety at VU University of Amsterdam.