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Drug Discovery and Development

University of Aberdeen

12 months
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23500 GBP/year
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About

Develop your knowledge and understanding of how drugs and medicines are made and used safely with the Drug Discovery and Development programme of the University of Aberdeen, delivered by Scotland's leading pharmacology researchers and bio-entrepreneurs.

Overview

At a Glance

The University of Aberdeen has developed an enviable reputation in pharmacology and drug metabolism since the discipline was founded over 50 years ago.

The main areas covered in the MSc are:

  • drug metabolism and toxicology
  • small molecule drug discovery
  • biologic drug discovery

In addition to these topics you will also learn about research methods which are key to understanding modern drug discovery and development. Uniquely, this programme will also teach you about Bio-Business which describes the commercialisation of scientific ideas, demystifies the language of business and explains the business models used by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Drug Discovery and Development programme of the University of Aberdeen is suitable for graduates in biomedical science, pharmacy and medicine who want to improve their career prospects, widen their knowledge base and are interested in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Careers

Completing the MSc in Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Aberdeen will give you a wide range of career opportunities within academia and industry.

The University of Aberdeen strongly believes in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary working, meaning our programme will help you build an essential network of contacts that will prove useful in establishing your career in drug discovery and development.

On graduating from the programme, there are several career options you can choose from, some of which include:

  • Research in academia or the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry
  • Further study (PhD, MPhil)
  • Regulation of medicines/drugs worldwide
  • Business development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Small Molecule Drug Discovery
  • Toxicology
  • Basic Skills - Induction
  • Commercialisation and Bio - Business
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Pharmacology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will usually require a second class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in a biomedical science subject such as biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology or a degree in medicine or pharmacy
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • RUK students fee - £10,200 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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