University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Drug Design and Discovery

The programme provides theoretical and practical training in the strategies and techniques by which novel drugs are designed; this is a multidisciplinary approach which involves synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, molecular modelling, pharmacology, bio-assays and chemical analysis; the content of the course reflects the latest strategies and technologies involved in the discovery and testing of novel drug candidates.

Entry requirements

Candidates must possess a 1st degree in chemistry, pharmacy, or a bioscience with substantial chemistry content; other professional qualifications equivalent to a degree, or a lesser, appropriate qualification and experience gained in industry are also considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Drug discovery and development; drug research methods; computer-aided drug design; preclinical drug testing; pharmaceutical synthesis; MSc science research project; work placement; organic chemistry; public health microbiology; drug design and discovery; research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland

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Key information

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