UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Drug Design

This course offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of modern day drug design. It is taught by research scientists, clinicians and industry experts. Our graduates have progressed to undertake or obtain PhD's or medical studentships, or have found employment in both the private and public sector.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: bioinformatics and structural biology; target identification and high throughput screening; cheminformatics and computer drug design; biological molecules as therapeutics - antibodies, siRNA, and stem cells; biophysical screening methods, protein NMR and phenotypic screening; fragment based drug design (FBDD); target selection (scientific grounds); target selection (commercial and intellectual property).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, self study, practical sessions and discussion groups. The research project forms one third of the programme. Each of the taught modules is assessed by unseen written examination (50 percent) and coursework (50 percent). The research project is assessed by the dissertation and viva.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,310 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years
MSc Distance learning - 3 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East
Online/Distance learning

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 6710