Coventry University

Coventry University

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

This 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. The course also encompasses an emerging area of science that is known as 'translational medicine' and needs a new breed of pharmacologist who can apply basic science knowledge and skills to experimental study design, management and data analysis, and who understands the legislation and other regulatory procedures surrounding disease treatment. The course will also cover relevant biotechnical innovations associated with pharmacology and drug discovery, as well as both classical clinical trial design and health-outcomes research. The course is designed to provide such specialists by applying basic and clinical science to topics including diagnosis, understanding and treatment of disease, supported by our excellent staff, research expertise and laboratory facilities. The 18 month version includes an internship.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent, in a life sciences, pharmacology or clinical sciences based undergraduate course. We would normally be looking for study of the following subjects in the final year of an undergraduate degree programme: physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or 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. For the 18 month route, students must meet the internship requirements, normally assessed by an interview during the 1st term of the course.

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 biotechnology and drug discovery.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,068 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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Postgraduate Overseas and European Student Enquiries
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024 7615 2152