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About

The Drug Design and Biomedical Science course from Edinburgh Napier University is unique in Europe; it combines biomedicine and pharmaceutical science. If you're interested in a career in the fascinating and challenging world of drug design, this is the course that will take you there.

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Overview

Rather than presenting just one of the disciplines used in the field, this postgraduate Drug Design and Biomedical Science course from Edinburgh Napier University , unique in Europe, blends the subjects you need - biomedicine and pharmaceutical science - into one comprehensive course that focuses on the integration of modern organomedicinal chemistry and molecular biology.

You’ll study various steps involved in developing and creating effective drugs, from concept to clinic, including the theories and practical applications of chemical drug design and immunology, pharmacology and molecular biology.

Learning will be based on emergent technology from academic research and how it is applied to the drug development process, identification of drug targets, and development of effective drugs via reference to the relevant biological systems and pathways.

Careers

  • Drug discovery and/or drug design
  • A laboratory-based career with global pharmaceutical companies, developing biotechnology companies, contract drug testing, hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions
  • Further studies at PhD level are available at institutions all over the world leading to an academic career.

Course details

This course provides the knowledge, understanding and practical experience you’ll need to forge a rewarding career in research and development in the pharmaceutical, bioscience or healthcare sectors. You’ll develop in-depth understanding of disease processes and molecular targets and an ability to apply this knowledge and theory to key aspects of drug design and biomedical science.

Equipped with the ability to follow developments in the field, you’ll learn to apply them to your work and make innovative contributions to the industry that will benefit others. Complex issues often arise in this field: you’ll acquire the skills necessary to make informed judgements and effectively communicate decisions.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical or drug design research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry in the UK or overseas.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Immunology
  • Biotechnology and Drug Discovery
  • Current Practice in Drug Development
  • Drug Design and Chemotherapy
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Quality Control & Pharmaceutical Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. 
  • We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, virology, molecular biology, forensic science in order to be eligible for the programme.
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17370 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £6,720
  • Overseas and EU £17,370

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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