Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Drug Design and Biomedical Sciences

If you are interested in a career in drug design, this course, blends biomedicine and pharmaceutical science into one comprehensive programme that focuses on the integration of modern organo-medicinal chemistry and molecular biology. Learning will be based on modern drug design practices, as used in today�s pharmaceutical industry. Studying every step involved in developing and creating effective drugs, from concept to clinic, including the theories and practical applications of chemical drug design and immunology, toxicology and molecular biology.

Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) degree at 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, genetics, virology etc. in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient work experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.

Course modules

Trimester 1: Current practice in drug development, advanced immunology, molecular pharmacology and toxicology. Trimester 2: Research skills - molecular analysis, biotechnology and drug discovery; drug design and chemotherapy. Trimester 3: Research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,510 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,875 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sighthill Campus Edinburgh EH11 4BN Scotland

Key information

Information Office
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0333 900 6040