Coventry University

Coventry University

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

The course has been designed to react to the increasing demand for suitably trained professional pharmacologists; this is essential to speed up the critical task of translating basic laboratory medical research into commercially-ready medical biotechnology and drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat patients.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a life sciences or clinical sciences based undergraduate course, you should have a 2.2 or above, or an equivalent appropriate qualification. We would normally be looking for study of the following subjects in the final year of undergraduate degree programme: physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology. Students whose 1st language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no lower than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods and project; pharmaceutical discoveries; advanced pharmacology and drug discovery and development; genomes and DNA technology; biotechnology in the diagnosis of disease; current topics in drug discovery.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 6,473 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MSc Distance learning £ 11,453 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office (UK Student Enquiries)
Telephone number: 
024 7765 4321