Taught course

Drug Design and Discovery

University of Salford · School of Environment and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must have at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, microbiology, pharmacy, pharmacology or related subject. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Analytical Bioscience and Drug Design at Salford:

  • Train for a career in the newly emerging industries of the post-genomic era
  • Work at the interface between biology and chemistry
  • Excellent career prospects

Course Summary

Analytical bioscience - the investigation of biomolecules as exploitable biomarkers - is a growing field, driven by improving analytical methods with increasing sensitivity. Following completion of the Human Genome Project, the pharmaceutical industry is preparing for a revolution in cancer and inherited disorder therapies.

This course is training a new generation of bioscientists to meet challenges at the interface between biology and chemistry, and to apply pharmaceutical and analytical knowledge directly to improve quality of life.

Information for international students

International and EU students must provide evidence of proficiency in English – IELTS 6.0 overall with no individual band score below 5.5

Fees and funding

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,070

Part-time £1,012 (per 30 credits)

Full-time International £13,050

Fees 2016-17

Full-time £6,500

Part-time: £1,083 per 30 credits

Full-time International £13,300

Additional costs

  • Field courses - a non refundable deposit of £25 is charged for all residential field courses
  • Field trips - students will not be charged for field (day) trips but are expected to provide their own refreshments.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations34
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646