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    Developed in response to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and after extensive consultation with industry, this programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process that requires multidisciplinary skills

    Compulsory Modules
    Semester 1
    * Research Methods
    * Separation Techniques
    * Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism

    Semester 2
    * Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis
    * Professional Skills and Dissertation
    * Research Training Project

    Optional Modules
    Semester 1
    * Mass Spectrometry & Associated Techniques
    * Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis

    Semester 2
    * Innovations in Analytical Science


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Lower second class honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject. Other qualifications may be considered if the candidate has relevant industrial experienceAcceptable English language qualification: * GCSE English Language - Grade C or above * IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking * TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based test) with specific requirements for sub tests English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.

    Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships

    Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.

    Loughborough Sports Scholarships

    We understand the pressure of combining university studying with elite level sport.

    In addition to the considerable benefits of first class coaching, access to world class facilities, strength and conditioning and sports medicine support, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support as well as access to a sports mentor, a life skills programme, and the opportunity for flexible study. Our Scholarship holders receive between £500 and £3,500 per year.

    To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship,you need to have a confirmed place to study at Loughborough, and usually be competing at least at junior international level.

    For full details, see the Loughborough Sport website or email sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108

    Prizes

    University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.

    Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.

    Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

    The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.

    Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary

    Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.

    For more information contact j.sanders@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222496.

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