This course is designed to provide a postgraduate-level education and training for graduates seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies at PhD level.
To take into account
Entry requirements * Potential students must hold at least a 2nd class Honours Degree in a chemistry-based subject - e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology or biological chemistry from a UK University. Overseas students must possess an equivalent qualification. * Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate good written and spoken English and an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.
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The Masters in Drug Design allows you to specialise in molecular modelling.
The course is based around a core of six compulsory modules and a research project that provide detailed study and practical experience in drug design, with a focus on developing your professional skills.
The supervised research project will be at the level expected for the first year of PhD studies. Examples of potential topics include computer-based drug design , chemical synthesis of compound libraries for screening, assay development and molecularly imprinted polymers as receptor mimics.
Learning, teaching & assessment
The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.
Please note that the course is not accredited by any professional body.
The transferable skills acquired on this course include effective written and oral communication, team working, report writing, critical analysis and IT skills.