The postgraduate Masters in Science (MSc) programme is taught as either a classic one-year programme, or delivered through blended learning on a two-year part-time basis.
The MSc degree teaches how fundamental science is applied to the discovery and development of medicines. The programme was designed and conceived by industry experts in drug discovery and will be delivered and assessed by experts from both industry and the university. This advanced-level academic qualification will provide expert preparation for those who wish to pursue and/or further a career in drug discovery, or wish to proceed to a higher degree (PhD).
Two factors underpinned the development of this programme: (1) Graduates in pharmacology and related biology degrees require understanding of how fundamental science learned at university is linked to the design and development of modern medicines. (2) With increasing specialisation of pharmaceutical research into zones of expertise it is difficult for new graduates to gain a full understanding how their work and data fits into the ‘drug discovery process’.
The aims of the programme are:
Year 1The course will comprise of 180 credits; intermediate exit awards are available should you not complete the entire course.
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.Year 2
Entry Requirements.Applicants should have: A good degree from a wide range of biological science subjects (e.g. pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, applied biology, molecular biology, biomedical science or similar).
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Last updated July 14, 2016