Taught course

Drug Discovery

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually require a second class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in a biomedical science subject such as biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology or a degree in medicine or pharmacy.

Months of entry


Course content

This research focussed masters degree aims to provide you with:

  • hands-on bench experience
  • an insight into how drugs are made and regulated
  • an understanding of the pharma and biotechnology business sector

The major emphasis of the programme is on research with two projects of approximately 15 weeks each, giving you invaluable hands on experience of laboratory based research. Projects will be offered by members of staff and you will be able to choose from a wide range of research opportunities.

In the taught part of the programme you will learn about small molecule drug discovery, drug regulation, the language of business and how to commercialise scientific ideas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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