Normally an Honours degree based in the bio-molecular sciences; acceptable subjects: pharmacy; pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry; biological or biomedical sciences; chemistry; immunology; biotechnology; genetics; virology; molecular biology; forensic science. Applicants with degree-equivalent qualifications will be considered, as will applicants without Honours degree equivalence but who have appropriate experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries. You may choose between two start dates - January or September for admission to the full-time programme.
Months of entry
Course contentThe course is studied full-time over one year and is split up into three trimesters. Alternatively it can be studied by individualised part-time study with attendance.
You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and through independent study. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.
You will study modules in:
-Current Practice in Drug Development
-Forefront Topics in Pharmaceutical Science
-Research Skills - Molecular Analysis
-Biotechnology and Drug Discovery
-Drug Design and Chemotherapy
-Independent research project (which may be work- or industry-based)
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/international for up-to-date information.
Fees and fundingPlease see http://www.napier.ac.uk/fees for up-to-date fee & funding information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Information Office
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