Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The discovery and development of safe and effective new drugs is challenging and rewarding, and this course focuses on the mechanisms of drug action at molecular level; the treatment of human diseases; and the latest cell and molecular technologies used in pharmacology. You will receive high-quality, broad-based training; develop a wide knowledge base and key transferable
skills; and be supported in your choice of career.
Key features
  • Combination of core subjects in drug research and development, all of which draw upon the latest developments in laboratory and clinical practice
  • Explore the latest therapeutic concepts and principles relating to causes, epidemiology, diagnosis and the treatment of human diseases in current clinical practice
  • Study the principles of drug design, pre-clinical evaluation, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, and the application of new technologies in the drug discovery and development process
Career opportunities
Graduates progress to careers in higher education (MPhil/PhD); pre-clinical research; clinical research; drug licensing and regulatory affairs; medical information; medical writing; and medical sales.

Areas of study may include:
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Research project

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073