Aston University

Aston University

Pharmacokinetics

This programme has been developed with an emphasis on describing mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting the pharmacokinetics of drugs throughout the drug development process. The course will provide candidates with a broad range of experiences in the application of pharmacokinetics from early discovery and development, through to market authorisation and clinical applications. This programme is designed for scientists already working within the pharmaceutical industry or science graduates who wish to explore the area of pharmacokinetics further and to and obtain a university degree.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a life sciences-based subject e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, chemical engineering, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biotechnology or biological chemistry, or when outside the UK a qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing; students whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of written and spoken English.

Course modules

Modules: drug discovery; chemotherapy and selective toxicity; drug dosage form and design; pharmacology; research methods: professional development; research skills: communication skills; research project.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module is assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster. A core aspect of the programme is focussed on working with modelling and simulation software to apply pharmacokinetic principles to industry case-studies examples.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,850 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000