Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Drug Discovery and Design

LJMU's Masters-level Drug Discovery and Design course enables you to gain hands-on lab experience, carry out novel research and enjoy excellent employment prospects. - Explore molecular chemistry and the drug creation aspect of the pharmaceutical industry as you train to become a qualified pharmaceutical scientist - Gain hands-on experience in relevant laboratory techniques with a 12 week research project - Benefit from LJMU's £12 million investment in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities - Enjoy excellent graduate employment prospects This course is developed in association with industry leaders and promotes a critical awareness of the most recent advances in the field of Drug Discovery and Design.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a chemical, biological or related science Additional Information: IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component) Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a research project. Core modules Research Methods (20 credits) Analysis, Structure and Function in Organic Molecules (20 credits) Physicochemical Properties of Therapeutic Agents (20 credits) Medicinal Chemistry (30 credits) Natural Products (30 credits) Research Project (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods include: formative VLE interactive self-assessments; summative written assignments such as laboratory reports, essays and case studies; problem solving exercises; written exams; project reports and oral presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 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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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Science
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01512312888