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, course duration and attendance options

  • 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