University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Cancer Drug Discovery

Drug discovery combines the expertise of medicinal chemists required in translating the understanding of the molecular aspects of disease progression to the identification of suitable chemical entities, and the process of optimisation that ultimately leads to the discovery of new medicines. The course is designed to provide students with a 'state-of-the-art' education in modern drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn from expert researchers who have developed a 'smart bomb' to target all solid tumours without harming healthy tissue. You will have access to dedicated research facilities in our specialist Institute of Cancer Therapeutics and be part of a diverse postgraduate community.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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