Drug Discovery and Translational Biology MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time September PGDip, MSc MSc: 1 year full-time, PgDip: 9 months full-time
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6)

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Are you interested in a career in drug discovery? The Drug Discovery and Translational Biology MSc, PgDip programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this field. Through a multidisciplinary approach, you will explore the latest methods in developing drugs for humans, animals, and plants. The programme includes taught courses, research projects, and dissertations, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and make a genuine contribution to original research. Upon completion, you will have a deep understanding of protein modelling, drug design, and biochemical systems. This programme opens doors to careers in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and research and development.

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Programme description

The rapid transformation in the nature of drug discovery means that knowledge of related disciplines, and the technologies used, is essential for those considering a career in commercial or academic research.

This MSc in Drug Discovery and Translational Biology will help you explore the latest methods of developing drugs and therapeutic compounds for humans and animals and disease control agents for plants.

Our multidisciplinary approach links structural biology, bioinformatics, chemistry and pharmacology.

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