Drug Discovery Skills

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 24.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jun 1, 2025
35 place StudyQA ranking:3282 Duration:12 months

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The Drug Discovery Skills course is run by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry. The programme consists of five main taught modules and an industry-based research project. Graduates of the course mainly progress to careers in the pharmaceutical industry or further study for a PhD.

KEY BENEFITS
* Industry-based research project
* High employability factor
* Located in the heart of London

PURPOSE
To equip biomedical/life science graduate students with value-added skills which will enhance their understanding of, and technical expertise in, the drug discovery process. To enhance employability in the pharmaceutical industry.

DESCRIPTION
The programme is run by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry. Subjects covered include:

* Target/lead identification
* Preclinical studies
* Clinical studies
* Regulatory affairs
* Intellectual property
* Pharmacokinetics/metabolism.

Teaching methods include:

* Seminars
* Hands-on practicals
* Workshops
* A five-six month industry-based research project.

The standard and focus of the programme is maintained through an advisory board containing several representatives from industry.

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Teaching methods include: seminars, practicals, workshops, and a drug discovery research project usually in industry. The standard and focus of the programme is maintained through an advisory board containing several industry representatives. Assessment is via written test; oral test/poster; essay; presentation; practical report; written exam; written diary; and a dissertation.

MODULES
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

* Case History Of Drug Discovery - Required
* Core Skill in Drug Discovery - Required
* Research Project In Drug Discovery - Required
* Seminars in Drug Discovery - Required

Minimum 2:1 BSc first degree in biomedical/life sciences or an overseas equivalent, with evidence of a significant interest in pharmacology. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

Self-funded.

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