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Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The goal of the course is to give basic theoretical knowledge in the area of medicinal chemistry. This includes knowledge in interactions between low molecular weight compounds and proteins, DNA, and RNA, and methods for identification, design, synthesis, and evaluation of drug candidates. After completion of the course the students shall be familiar with the processes involved in the development of a drug, have a detailed understanding of the concept of ligand-receptor interaction, possess basic knowledge in methods for medicinal and combinatorial chemistry, have a broad overview of drug uptake, metabolism, and secretion, and by oneself be able to retrieve chemical, biological, and medical information from databases.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Theoretical Medicinal Chemistry, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


29 August 2022


28 September 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits including courses in Bioorganic Chemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE011) and Biochemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE020), or the equivalent. English B/6. The course can not be combined with Medicinal Chemistry (15 ECTS credits, 5KE059/60) or Medicinal Chemistry (7,5 ECTS credits, 5KE066/5KE178). Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 17 January 2022. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry
Contactperson for the course is:
Christian Hedberg