Applicants must have a minimum of upper second class Bachelors degree (or equivalent) related to biology or chemistry including (but not restricted to) pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, life sciences, natural sciences, biomedical sciences.
Months of entry
This course is designed to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of drug discovery, integrating teaching in chemistry and biology to develop graduates who have exceptional scientific understanding and a host of transferable skills.
The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist (CChem). RSC accreditation requires rigorous evaluation and denotes a high quality degree programme that is recognised by future employers in both the academic and industrial sectors.
The course blends the two fundamental disciplines underpinning drug discovery and provides students with the opportunity to practise background theory within the productive, research-led environments offered by the Schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. These schools have world-leading expertise in the areas of drug discovery and pharmaceutical science, and students on this course will have the chance to learn directly from staff at the forefront of the field.
The course content covers all aspects of drug discovery, and includes a 12-week (60 credit) research project based in our laboratories, encouraging the practical application of the theory taught within the programme.
The course is technology-rich, using e-learning packages to supplement face-to-face teaching and innovative assessment methods.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
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