University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Cancer Drug Discovery

Students study the molecular aspects of disease progression and the identification of suitable chemical entities, and the process of optimisation that ultimately leads to the discovery of new medicines; students have the opportunity to learn the latest innovations in drug discovery including computer aided drug design and techniques in parallel synthesis, as well as electronic data management.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above in a scientific discipline in chemical or biological science; study of chemical sciences at undergraduate level is desirable; applications are welcome from candidates with non standard qualifications with significant relevant experience. IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

All years: Principles of drug discovery; research and analytical methods; molecular and genetic basis of disease; molecular basis of cancer and cancer therapy; case studies in drug discovery; chemical toolbox for drug discovery; toxicology and safety pharmacology; molecular mechanisms of toxicity; research project.

Assessment methods

Research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,580 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Admissions Administrator (Master's courses)
Telephone number: 
01274 234706