Full time & Part time September, January MSc 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6)

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Are you fascinated by the world of drug discovery and eager to contribute to the development of new medications and therapies? Look no further than our MSc in Drug Design and Discovery. This postgraduate programme is designed to equip science graduates and pharmaceutical industry professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this exciting field. Led by experienced academics, the course integrates classical natural products-based drug discovery methods with molecular target-based drug discovery and molecular modelling. With flexible study options and a focus on practical lab work, this programme prepares you for a successful career in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Entry requirements include a UK lower second class honours degree or equivalent in bioscience, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, or a related subject. Alternative qualifications and relevant experience are also considered. Learn more on our website and kickstart your journey towards shaping the future of medicine.

About the course

The Human Genome Project and the rapid COVID-19 vaccine development highlight how translational approaches can lead to the development of new medications and therapies. Build the knowledge and skills to work in this exciting scientific field with our Drug Design and Discovery postgraduate degree.

Designed to nurture the next generation of bioscientists, our course enables science graduate and pharmaceutical industry professionals to build scientific methods and transferable, problem-solving skills. You can use knowledge developed on the course to pursue roles where your can improve quality of life, treat long-standing diseases and inherited disorders and apply antimicrobials against multidrug-resistant strains of bacteria.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in bioscience, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy medicine or related subject.


We also welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or professionals with significant relevant experience through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme. Contact Enquiries to find out more about about this scheme.

Visit the university website for further information on entry requirements.


 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Salford

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Student Profile

Vinod Kumar Narayana
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I came to Salford from India to study Analytical Bioscience & Drug Design. I learnt a lot at the University which I can’t forget throughout my life - the education is really good, with friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful tutors. I made very good relationships with all the staff and made very good friends. All the modules are very interesting and you will learn a wide range of new techniques.

I am now working at the Medical Research Council undertaking human nutrition research in Cambridge. We are developing biomarkers in nutrition related diseases under the Cambridge Lipidomics Biomarker Research Initiative.

Scholarships

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be applying for the first year of full-time study on an eligible postgraduate master’s programme in the 2021-22 academic year.

If you're a postgraduate applicant, you must hold an offer for an eligible programme, achieve a first-class degree and meet your offer conditions by the admission's deadline.

You may apply for this scholarship if you have already been awarded a different scholarship. However, in line with the terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship - the one with the highest value.

Application Procedure

There is no separate application process for this scholarship. You will be assessed when you apply for your chosen programme of study for the 2021-22 intake. If you are successfully offered this scholarship, you must accept your offer of admission and pay your tuition fee deposit by the deadline specified in order to receive the funding.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be applying for the first year of full-time study on this programme, or another eligible postgraduate master’s programme in the 2021-22 academic year. You must hold an offer for an eligible programme, achieve at least a second-class degree and meet your offer conditions by the admission's deadline.

You may apply for this scholarship if you have already been awarded a different scholarship. However, in line with the University of Salford terms and conditions, you can only receive one scholarship - the one with the highest value.

Application Procedure

There is no separate application process for this scholarship. You will be assessed when you apply for your chosen programme of study for the 2021-22 intake. If you are successfully offered this scholarship, you must accept your offer of admission and pay your tuition fee deposit by the deadline specified in order to receive the funding.


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