University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Drug Discovery and Development

The course covers advanced pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, drug design, pharmacology, proteomics and pharmacogenomics. You will also cover regulatory processes for medicines, in line with ICH guidelines. The course is a direct response to employers� search for postgraduates who have a mix of theoretical and practical skills and who will push boundaries in drug development.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) in 1 of the following subject areas: pharmacology; pharmaceutical chemistry; pharmacy; biomedical sciences; or a related subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Essential research and study skills; fundamentals for pharmaceutical science; the pharmaceutical research and development cycle and its regulation. Choose 4 out of the 5 following modules: Advanced pharmacology; pharmacogenomics and proteomics; advanced pharmaceutical analysis; advanced drug design; advanced pharmaceutics. Choose 1 Master's option: Double project; double dissertation; single project with single dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes lectures, seminars, open learning, laboratory work and group work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

Key information

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