Entry requirements

A second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related subject such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetics, material sciences, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc was introduced as a spin-off from the very successful Drug Discovery MSc in response to the increasing opportunities which now exist for research scientists who can evaluate the business potential of their science as well as generate the science itself. The changing landscape of the Pharma world has increased the need for scientists with business knowledge.

You will be exposed to modern platforms for drug discovery and methods of drug synthesis. The programme includes lectures and seminars from industry-based scientists and visits to industrial and biotechnological research laboratories. It covers marketing, licensing and the regulatory affairs that form an integral part of the development process.

You will investigate published case studies, research data and methodologies in drug discovery and development.

The Pharma Management component is taught by many leading external industry and regulatory specialists. Career opportunities after this degree are vast and there are organised career days and Alumni networking events to help students become more aware of possible careers.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months

    Assessment

    The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars and practical classes. Assessment is through a combination of written examination and coursework. The business development project is by written report and oral presentation to the class and a judging panel of scientists and managers.

    Course contact details

    Phone
    +44 (0)20 3370 1214