University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Drug Discovery

The course aims to develop your research skills and provide you with knowledge of the drug discovery process from both a scientific and commercial (bio-business) view. This research course aims to provide you with: hands-on bench experience; an insight into how drugs are made and regulated; an understanding of the pharma and biotechnology business sector.

Entry requirements

Equivalent to a UK 2nd Class honours degree in a biomedical science such as biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy or a degree in medicine. International applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University.

Course modules

Modules include: Molecular pharmacology; generic skills; basic skills induction; small molecule drug discovery; introduction to bio-business and the commercialisation of bioscience research. Optional modules: introduction to molecular biology; applied statistics; drug metabolism and toxicology; research project.

Assessment methods

Each course has its own continuous assessment criteria 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
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MRes 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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Key information

Contact: 
College of Life Sciences and Medicine Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01224 437097