UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Drug Design

This programme is designed for the more research-oriented student. Conducting cutting-edge research within the drug industries and UCL's academic group, it offers opportunities for networking and future career development. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and problem classes, critical journal clubs and a research project.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant subject (for example, life sciences, medicine, chemistry) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or an appropriate professional qualification, or a minimum of 3 years� relevant work experience.

Course modules

Optional modules (3 from): Bioinformatics and structural biology as applied to drug design; biological molecules as therapeutics; biophysical screening methods, x-ray crystallography, protein NMR and phenotypic screening; cheminformatics and modelling for drug design; fragment-based drug design; target selection (commercial and intellectual property aspects); target selection (scientific grounds). Core modules: Investigating research; researcher professional development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, practicals, laboratory work, examination, dissertation and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 12,310 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 6710