UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Drug Sciences

The programme provides a flexible opportunity for high-level research-based training and acquiring a range of academic skills that will prepare students for PhD level study or a career in biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, the pharmaceutical or physical sciences or related fields, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Course modules

Core modules: dissertation; options: medicines for children; women's health; CNS pharmacology and disorders; CNS drugs of abuse; epileptic disorders (research insights and therapy); pharmaceutical analysis and drug discovery; modern aspects of drug discovery; molecular basis of disease; curing cancer (new targets, new drugs, and new problems); biopharmaceuticals; therapeutic uses of plants (benefits and risks); nanomedicines and targeted drug delivery; overcoming biological barriers; intelligent design of medicines; new drug targets in the CNS; anticancer personalised medicines; pharmacogenomics, adverse drug reactions and biomarkers; advanced structure (based drug design); medicinal chemistry.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, laboratory work, participation in the research training programme. Assessment is through written examination, research dissertation, oral presentation and viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 12,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7753 5897