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  Drug Discovery and Development MSc

University College London    Faculty of Life Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Medicine (26)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Drug Discovery and Development MSc programme at UCL. This comprehensive course is tailored for science graduates aspiring to delve into the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or regulatory sectors. From drug target validation to regulatory approval, you will master molecular modelling, analytical techniques, and modern drug discovery platforms. Benefit from industry-led lectures, hands-on experience, and the opportunity to conduct research projects within UCL or industry settings. The programme's structure includes a blend of lectures, tutorials, and seminars, culminating in a research-based dissertation. With a focus on employability, networking opportunities, and career guidance, graduates have pursued diverse paths in academia and industry. The entry requirements include a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or higher in related subjects. Elevate your career prospects and expertise in drug discovery and development with this dynamic MSc programme.

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This programme provides a broad overview of the drug discovery and development process and is designed for graduates in science-based subjects as preparation for either PhD-level research or a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO industries or with a government regulatory body.

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You will gain extensive knowledge about the process of drug discovery and development from the initial drug target validation stage through to regulatory approval of a new drug. You will gain hands-on experience of molecular modelling and computer-based drug design, and analytical and synthetic techniques and be exposed to modern platforms for drug discovery.

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Entry Requirements

A second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related subject such as pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetics, material sciences, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £19,300

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £37,500

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