University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences

This course equips students with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of drug discovery, integrating teaching in chemistry and biology to develop graduates who have exceptional scientific understanding and a host of transferable skills. The course blends the 2 fundamental disciplines underpinning drug delivery, and provides students with the opportunity to practise background theory within the productive research-led environments offered by the Schools of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a biology or chemistry related subject. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: drug properties and molecular recognition (30 credits); drug targets and pharmacodynamics (30 credits); pharmacokinetics and ADME (30 credits); the drug discovery and development pipeline process (30 credits); research project (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a combination of written and online exams, practical lab-based skill assessments and written practical reports, research project and viva voce.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,740 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,740 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,740 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,740 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,320 per Whole course (International) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559