Taught course

Drug Discovery and Design

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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.

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.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • 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

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

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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