Taught course

Drug Discovery and Design

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a chemical, biological or related science.

Industry experience: Please contact the Faculty Admissions team for more details.

International applicants

You will need a good degree in a chemical, biological or related science plus an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each category.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Train as a pharmaceutical scientist at Liverpool John Moores University on this new, Masters-level Drug Discovery and Design course. Gain hands-on laboratory experience, carry out novel research and enjoy excellent employment prospects.

  • Explore molecular chemistry and the drug creation aspect of the pharmaceutical industry as you train to become a qualified pharmaceutical scientist
  • Gain hands-on experience in relevant laboratory techniques with a 12 week research project
  • Benefit from LJMU's £12 million investment in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Enjoy excellent graduate employment prospects
  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)

Enhance your subject knowledge and gain hands-on experience with this new Masters course, taught by tutors with personal industry experience and strong manufacturing connections.

Completing a PG Cert by the end of the first semester on this course, you will devote the next semester to Diploma level study and then undertake a 12 week laboratory project for the final part of your MSc. There are opportunities for topic specialisation and the chance to undertake cutting edge research.

You will learn in a supportive, flexible academic environment, studying at the Byrom Street site, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

The School's laboratories are currently undergoing a £12 million upgrade. Here you’ll find chromatographic equipment and spectrometers, tableting and particle sizing equipment, computing laboratory and state-of-the-art molecular modelling software, electron spin resonance spectrometers and thermal analysis equipment, including dynamic differential scanning calorimetry plus chromatography, LC-MS and NMR instruments.

In terms of independent study support, the Avril Robarts Library, open 24/7 during semesters, is located just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090