University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Drug Discovery and Development

The course develops your knowledge and understanding of how drugs and medicines are made and used safely with this MSc programme delivered by Scotland's leading pharmacology researchers and bio-entrepreneurs. In addition to these topics you will also learn about research methods which are key to understanding modern drug discovery and development. Uniquely, this programme will also teach you about Bio-Business which describes the commercialisation of scientific ideas, demystifies the language of business and explains the business models used by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for graduates with an Honours degree or equivalent qualification, at the prescribed standard (a 2.2 degree) in medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy or a relevant science subject (e.g. biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biology); applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to demonstrate competency in English language (at least 6.5 in IELTS or a TOEFL iBT score of at least 90).

Course modules

Modules include: Bio-business and the commercialisation of bioscience research; small molecule drug discovery; drug metabolism and toxicology; advanced bio-business and the commercialisation of bioscience research; pharmacokinetics; biological therapies; basic research methods; basic laboratory techniques; generic skills. Optional modules: pharmacolvigilance; introduction to molecular biology; molecular pharmacology; applied statistics; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment criteria is based on the progress of practical and course work as well as a written degree examination. Some examples of the course work assessed throughout the component courses are: essays, commercially focused presentations, business planning and bio-entrepreneurship, public communication of science and written examinations.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Contact: 
CLSM Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01224 272000