Taught course

Model Based Drug Development

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require an UG honours degree (minimum Lower Second or equivalent) from a reputable internationally-recognised institution in:

  • Pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Biomedical sciences;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Engineering;
  • Mathematics;
  • Statistics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Model-based Drug Development course provides the knowledge and skills for making evidence-based decisions at various stages of drug development.

It covers the scientific and regulatory aspects of evaluating a drug, with emphasis on the use of modelling and simulation methods. You will learn why these methods are so highly valued by industry and regulatory authorities as effective, cost-saving, decision-making tools. Learning is reinforced via application of modelling and simulation skills to real pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data.

The course has been developed with an emphasis on mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PKPD), such as physiologically-based pharmacokinetics (PBPK).

As this comes under the general umbrella of systems biology, you will be able to apply your knowledge of modelling and simulation in various areas of research within the pharmaceutical industry.

Full-time students benefit from immersion in the varied biomedical research environment at The University of Manchester, including interaction with research staff at the renowned Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research .

Alternatively, part-time students already working in the pharmaceutical industry can take advantage of the flexible, distance learning mode of the course, which allows you to fit study around other commitments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    29 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 1798