Taught course

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent, in a life sciences, pharmacology or clinical sciences based undergraduate course.

We would normally be looking for study of the following subjects in the final year of an undergraduate degree programme: physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or pharmacology.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Master’s course provides the training and development necessary to meet demand for highly skilled scientists within the expanding and global bioscience sector. It can lead to a wide range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of pharmacology.

The course has been designed to respond to the increasing demand for suitably trained professional pharmacologists, essential to speed up the critical task of translating basic laboratory medical research into commercially-ready medical biotechnology and drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat patients. As well as relevant biotechnical innovations associated with pharmacology and drug discovery, classical clinical trial design and health-outcomes research, the course also encompasses an emerging area of science that is known as ‘Translational Medicine’.

Translational medicine requires a new breed of pharmacologist who can apply basic science knowledge and skills to experimental study design, management and data analysis, and who understands the legislation and other regulatory procedures surrounding disease treatment. Our course is designed to provide such specialists by applying basic and clinical science to topics including diagnosis, understanding and treatment of disease, supported by our excellent staff, research expertise and laboratory facilities.

Biology degrees have been provided at Coventry University for over 40 years and it is ranked within the top 20 universities in the UK for Biosciences in the Guardian University Guide 2017. Our multimillion pound, state-of-the-art Science and Health Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

See the facilities available in our brand new Science and Health Building.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321