12 months
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29400 GBP/year
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About

This MSc Drug Design at University College London (UCL) offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of modern day drug design. It is taught by research scientists, clinicians and industry experts. Our graduates have progressed to undertake or obtain PhDs or medical studentships, or have found employment in both the private and public sector.

Overview

The Drug Design programme at University College London (UCL) covers all aspects of drug design, including genomics, bioinformatics, structural biology, cheminformatics, molecular modelling and fragment-based drug design, drug target selection, intellectual property and marketing.

New therapies and research areas such as antibodies, siRNA, stem cells and high throughput screening are covered. Students will develop essential skills such as research methods and techniques of drug design.

Careers

Graduates from this programme have progressed to PhD/medical studentships at different universities and research institutes around the world, including Oxford, UCL, Grenoble, EMBL, and in the USA and China. Many alumni have secured positions in research teaching and technical sales in the private and public sectors.

The programme will provide a good background for students looking to establish a career in drug design/discovery and related industries (biotech, pharma, national research laboratories and NHS agencies), and for industry professionals seeking to gain a greater understanding of new methodology. The knowledge and transferable skills delivered will also be useful for those intent on further PhD or medical studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Biology of Drug Discovery Programmes
  • Cheminformatics and Modelling for Drug Design
  • Biological Molecules as Therapies
  • Fragment-Based Drug Design
  • Choosing a Drug Target 1: Scientific and Technical Aspects
  • Choosing a Drug Target 2: Intellectual Property, Clinical Need and Commercial Aspects
  • Bioinformatics and Structural Biology as Applied to Drug Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • 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's full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 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.

Funding

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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