Taught course

Drug Sciences

UCL - University College London · School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

An upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, the pharmaceutical or physical sciences or related fields, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. 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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Drug Sciences MRes is for graduates wishing to pursue a career in research. The programme provides a flexible opportunity for high-level research-based training and acquiring a range of academic skills that will prepare students for PhD-level study or a career in biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

This MRes in Drug Sciences is conducted primarily as an in-depth and novel research project at the forefront of research in the area of medical and pharmaceutical sciences within the internationally recognised UCL School of Pharmacy.

Thus students gain research experience and training in their chosen research laboratory and also importantly, they have the opportunity to interact with expert researchers in all aspects of the drug discovery and delivery process.

1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, laboratory work, participation in the research training programme. Assessment is through written examination, research dissertation, oral presentation and viva voce examination.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214