This course is aimed at students with a background in chemistry, biosciences, pharmacy or pharmacology. You will become familiar with a range of concepts and research techniques in drug discovery including target identification and validation, screening platforms, optimisation of small molecule drugs and biotherapeutics, and the importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Depending on your undergraduate degree, you will also follow either a biology or chemistry training track alongside your drug discovery studies. This will enable you to build up your practical skills and gain a strong background in both disciplines. You’ll be taught by academics from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and the Department of Chemistry, benefitting from the expertise of both departments. The course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, so you will graduate with the core science skills that are highly sought after by the pharmaceutical industry. You'll gain the knowledge and practical skills for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or for further postgraduate study and research in medicinal chemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacology.
- Laboratory sessions
- Online resources
Please go to the course page for more information: https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-2020/taught-postgraduate-courses/msc-drug-discovery/
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- Techniques for drug discovery
- Preparation for research project
- Track A: biology for chemists
- Track B: chemistry for biologists
- Same compulsory units as semester
- Plus optional units
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBiomedicine Chemistry Pharmacy View 262 other Masters in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
- You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.
- To apply for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in a chemistry (or chemistry-related subject, such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry), biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, drug discovery or biomedical sciences.
International25000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Bath
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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