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MScMedicinal Chemistry

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Tuition fee €4,916 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

More information

admissions.ktu.edu/..m-medicinal-chemistry 

Overview

Medicinal Chemistry – interdisciplinary area of studies and scientific research, which involves chemistry, biology, pharmacy and other sciences for creation and development of new medicines. The scope of the programme is preparation of qualified, motivated and creative specialists, who have deep knowledge of chemistry and research skills, are able to formulate and solve the issues of medicinal chemistry science and pharmaceutical industry, seeking to work at the high tech scientific and industrial companies, which produce and supply pharmaceutical preparations, or to continue their education in doctoral studies.

Values

1. Interdisciplinary studies at two universities

Study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences using the latest equipment, laboratories and software of 2 universities and Santaka valley.

2. Knowledge deepening in the development of new medicaments

Both graduates from chemistry and medicine can deepen knowledge in the development of new medicaments.

3. Close collaboration with industrial partners

Outstanding links with local industry and academic partners for cooperative placement, collaborative research and academic mobility.

Top reasons to study at KTU:

1. Study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences using the latest equipment, laboratories and software of 2 universities and Santaka valley.

2. Both graduates from chemistry and medicine can deepen knowledge in the development of new medicaments.

3. Outstanding links with local industry and academic partners for cooperative placement, collaborative research and academic mobility.

Programme structure

Development of pharmaceutical preparations and technologies
Development of medicines
Selected sections of medicinal chemistry
Pharmaceutical physical chemistry
Pharmaceutical biotechnology

Understanding and application of the principles of instrumental analysis
Analytical and preparative chromatography
Spectroscopy of organic compounds

Medicines’ quality control
Pharmaceutical chemistry
Molecular microbiology

Ability to plan work, make conclusions and summarise the achieved results
Scientific research placement
Research work
Master’s degree final project

Career opportunities

Graduates can be employed at pharmaceutical companies or institutions related to the research of pharmaceutical preparations.

_“UAB “Valentis” is a part of international group of companies, which are active in all stages of
the development of medicines: starting with development of preparation, its registration, production, and finishing with its selling and pharmacovigilance. RTD activities and production performed in Lithuania needs highly qualified and creative employees. After review of the scheduled main results of these studies, it can be concluded that specialists of medicinal chemistry will have a good theoretical preparation and will be able to apply their knowledge in practice. It is very likely that interdisciplinary nature of the preparation of specialists will enable a more versatile implementation of their ideas.”_– UAB “Valentis”, Member of the Board, Vaidotas Deveikis.

You may become

1. Medical and pharmaceutical manager
– Management of operational activities of medical, nursing, technical, administrative, services, supervision and other employees, their supervision and assessment;
– Maintenance of communication with other providers of health promotion and support services, services and financial institutions for coordination of service provision;
– Planning of administrative activities and budget, preparation of reports and expenses, control.

2. Chemist
– Performance of chemical research works, development or improvement of concepts, measures, theories and methods;
– Performance of experimental works, tests and analysis;
– Participation in the interdisciplinary scientific research and development projects in cooperation with specialists of various areas.

3. Chemical Engineer
– Establishment and assurance of production methods, materials, quality and control standards according to the technical specifications;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures ensuring the procedure of chemical production, its effectiveness and safety of employees;
– Testing of the process of laboratory tests of new production stages and its performance.

4. Technology and production engineer
– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout;
– Management of maintenance of equipment, and new projects according to the engineering principles and safety regulations;
– Consultations on new production methods, techniques and equipment.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
30 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
30 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023