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University of Salford

Drug Design and Discovery

Analytical bioscience &ndash the investigation of biomolecules as exploitable biomarkers – is a growing field, driven by improving analytical methods with increasing sensitivity. Following completion of the Human Genome Project, the pharmaceutical industry is preparing for a revolution in cancer and inherited disorder therapies.

This course is training a new generation of bioscientists to meet the challenges at the interface of biology and chemistry, and to apply pharmaceutical and analytical knowledge directly to improve quality of life.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto this course, you should possess a minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in bioscience, biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine or a related subject.

We also welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Course modules

  • Research Methods
  • Drug Pharmacology
  • Drug Design
  • Novel Therapeutics
  • Analytical Methods
  • Natural Products
  • Identification of Drugs
  • Bioscience Enterprise
  • Research Project

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


For up-to-date fees, visit the University of Salford's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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