University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery

This unique research-led masters course provides laboratory training to future scientists in drug screening and gene discovery using the latest automated genomics techniques. Students will also gain training in pharmaceutical industry practices through direct contact with industry leaders from a wide range of companies. Your research project will be undertaken in conjunction with the internationally renowned Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility, providing you with world-class training and professional skills in the use of pharmaco-genomics. You'll also benefit from our modern research laboratories and equipment, including purpose-built facilities for drug screening, laboratory automation, cellular assays, imaging and processing. Throughout your degree, you'll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you'll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. The biggest part of the course will be your individual research project, working alongside professional scientists. Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You'll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MSc: You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules Literature Review; Practical Research Project; Analysis of Current Science; Ethics and Public Understanding. Examples of optional modules Practical Approaches to Small Molecule and Functional Genomic Screening; 3D Tissue Culture and Genome Editing; Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery; The Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry; Modelling Human Disease

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

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