Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Drug Discovery and Design

You will undertake an integrated, stimulating and challenging programme of study that is informed by contemporary research and is responsive to the changing nature of the pharmaceutical industry. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical science and a critical awareness of the most recent advances in the field of drug discovery and design. The programme is delivered in a variety of ways, including lectures, workshops and tutorials and is supported by extensive online learning material. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills and gain 1st-hand experience of industrially relevant techniques via structured practical sessions. Throughout the programme you will be able to demonstrate initiative and original work via problem-based learning and self-directed study. Emphasis will be placed on your ability to critically reflect on and communicate research findings. You will receive appropriate support as you build the knowledge, understanding and skills to become an independent learner for the future. The programme is supported and delivered by academic staff with a diverse range of expertise.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Research Methods Gain the necessary core skills to effectively design, plan, perform and report scientific research. •Analytical Techniques, Structure and Function in Organic Molecules Understand the application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical materials and the effect of functional group chemistry on both the structure and consequent properties of relevant molecules. •Physicochemical Properties of Therapeutic Agents Understand the physical and chemical properties of both small molecules and macromolecules and how these influence their in vitro and in vivo behaviour as active pharmaceutical ingredients. •Medicinal Chemistry Understand the application of medicinal chemistry to the drug discovery process and the requirement for a modern synthetic approach to the supply of relevant molecules. •Natural Products Understand various aspects of chromatographic, spectroscopic and assay techniques and approaches pertinent to natural products drug discovery, and the chemistry of natural products. •Research Project Complete an independent, in-depth, 12 week scientific study related to the pharmaceutical sciences.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered via lectures, workshops and tutorials and is supported by extensive online learning materials. You will also have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain first-hand experience of industrially relevant techniques via structured laboratory sessions and a 12 week research project. Throughout the programme you will need to demonstrate initiative and present original work reflecting your problem-based learning and self-directed study. You will reflect on and communicate your research findings, receiving appropriate support as you build the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a successful independent learner.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Science
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01512312888