12 months
27990 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
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This Drug Design programme from University College London (UCL)  is designed for the more research-oriented student, complementing the Drug Design MSc.


Drug design is an integral part of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and the  UCL Division of Medicine and Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research are particularly well equipped to train the next generation of drug discovery biologists and chemists in the field, especially in Drug Discovery projects. 

This new programme complements UCL's existing Drug Design MSc and is designed for the more research-oriented student.

What will I learn? 

This new Drug Design programme from University College London (UCL)  teaches students the latest methodologies and approaches and covers all aspects of drug design - drug discovery, computational and structural biology, screening, assay development, medicinal chemistry, and most importantly the industrial practices involved in modern drug design technology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Bioinformatics and Structural Biology as applied to Drug Design
  •  Target Identification, Pharmacology and High Throughput Screening
  •  Cheminformatics and Modelling for Drug Design
  •  Biological Molecules as Therapeutics - Antibodies, siRNA, and Stem Cells
  • Biophysical screening methods, X-ray crystallography, protein NMR and phenotypic screening
  • Fragment-based Drug Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of upper second-class (2.1) Honours degree in a relevant discipline (for example, life sciences, medicine, chemistry, biomedicine) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or an appropriate professional qualification or a minimum of three years' relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27990 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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