M.Sc. Chemistry (Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

M.Sc. in Chemistry (Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry) is a 2-year program offering in-depth knowledge in pharmaceutical chemistry. It primarily focuses on pharmaceutical compounds that can help eliminate an element in a patient or prevent a disease from developing. All the compounds we consume as medicines are chemical compounds, conceptualized, produced, and analyzed by pharmaceutical chemists.

A degree program in the area of Chemistry (Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry) can cover one or a combination of any of the following topics:

  • Advanced organic chemistry
  • Chemical and instrumental methods of drug analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Phyto-organic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Chemical methods of drug analysis
  • Enzyme Technology

Additionally, the students pursuing this degree are given detailed information about various pharmaceutical drugs' quality control and quality assurance. They are also given a detailed idea about the action of the developed drugs on the human body and the medicinal chemistry associated with it. All this is in addition to excellent exposure in laboratories.

Scope of M.Sc. in Chemistry (Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

If you have a master's degree in pharmaceutical chemistry, there are many such fields where the job scope is open to you. Various biotechnological companies keep innovating and reinventing biotechnological products for human use. Chemical or biomedical industries need pharmaceutical experts for the development of medicine. In fact, in most hospitals and clinics, there is a pharmaceutical expert recruited.

Career options for M.Sc in Chemistry (Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Suppose you have a master's degree in Chemistry with a Specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. In that case, you can work in any research and development lab to participate in the discovery and development of various pharmaceutical drugs and study their impact on the human body under different conditions. But some other job options related to MSc in organic chemistry may be:

  • Patent Analytics
  • Research Officer
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Product Support Specialist
  • Senior Scientific Officer

Programme offered at

  • GITAM School of Science, Hyderabad campus

Duration of the Programme

  • 2 Years

Check Eligibility

  • A pass in the qualifying exam with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the concerned discipline from any recognized university and also the candidate has to appear for GAT (PG Science) 2022.
  • B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the subjects


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