Taught course

Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology (Online Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, pharmacology or related sciences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The modern pharmaceutical industry encompasses the development of ‘biologics’ (for example antibodies or protein hormones), as much as it does traditional small-molecule drug discovery.

You will study the design and potential uses of different families of proteins and will examine the experiences of successful entrepreneurs in the field who have been involved in the commercialisation of biopharmaceuticals.

Your research project will focus on the early phases of an industrial biologics design programme.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-72 months
distance learning
24-72 months
online
24-72 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-48 months
part time
24-48 months
online
24-48 months

PGCert

online
12-24 months
part time
12-24 months
distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
MScDDPB@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8637