University of Kent

University of Kent

Drug Design

The programme is designed for graduates with a biological background and builds on existing core biosciences modules in the area of applied biotechnology. It gives a grounding in the early stage drug discovery process for those interested in careers in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry. The course covers application of technologies to early stage drug discovery focusing on target identification, target validation, and lead discovery and design follow-up through understanding protein ligand interactions and biophysics at a molecular level in order to produce good drug candidate molecules via rational drug design. The programme also includes site visits to biotechnology companies and industry, plus workshops/lectures from invited industrial experts.visits to biotechnology companies and industry, plus workshops/lectures from invited industrial experts.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2nd class Honours degree in a biosciences-related subject.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examination and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,890 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,460 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

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