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MSc Pharmacology

Course Description

This course develops the theoretical and practical skills needed for a career in pharmacology by familiarising students with the latest advances in commercial pharmacological science.

This course is ideal if you:

-Are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a pharmaceutical company
-Are working in an organisation and want a masters-level qualification to give you a competitive edge
-Require the skills and experience needed to study for a research degree
-Are an international student who would like to study abroad
- Would like a course delivered by experienced research academics, with the possibility of completing a research project in industry.


-Research Methods and IT
-Business and Bioethics
-Practical Techniques in Genomics and Proteomics
-Research Project
-Molecular Biology and DNA Technology
-Cell Culture and Antibody Technology
-Enzyme Technology and Biocatalysis


Register here: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/university-life-and-nottingham/open-days/find-your-open-day/science-and-technology-postgraduate-and-professional-open-event2

The course is a part of the School of Science and Technology (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/sat) which has first-class facilities (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/sat/facilities).

Visit the MSc Pharmacology page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Han Thi Ngoc Dinh

Work placement: Cancer Research Assistant at The University of Birmingham

I worked for one year as a medical representative before deciding to study for my master’s at NTU in order to improve my career prospects.

One of my Vietnamese friends suggested NTU to me. So I did further research on the Internet and found the Msc in Pharmacology. I was impressed by the teaching facilities with the latest equipment in biological and chemical analysis and also the close links with employers. And, as I studied pharmacy in Vietnam for five years, I found it quite interesting to study pharmacology.

I like the studying environment at NTU. I made good friends and have had a good time. My course was very informative and interesting as well.

I found my placement at The University of Birmingham thanks to the support of the NTU Employability Team. I applied for the position through Inplace then I went for an interview.

My role at the university is to assist in laboratory experiments in cancer research on Boron Neutron Capture therapy of human brain tumours. I learned quite a lot of laboratory techniques during my research project at NTU and I find them quite helpful in my work placement.

I think the most important skill I have learned is problem solving. Sometimes I don’t get good results from my experiments and I have to analyse why the experiments didn’t work out the way I wanted and change some parameters.

I was not particularly interested in doing research but I enjoy working in the laboratory and my research project and placement have given me some experiences that I really enjoy. So I think I will apply for jobs related to research after I graduate.

It took me a while to get used to the accent of my supervisor and colleagues at my work placement. But it is alright, I can understand them pretty well now!

My English will be much better after my one-year placement. Moreover, I will know more laboratory techniques and learn more about doing cancer research. I think these skills and knowledge will boost my CV after graduation.

My advice to anyone considering a work placement would be that you may experience good and bad days, but be optimistic and keep your positive attitude because you are going to learn something from your placement that gives you an idea of what work in the future is going to be like.


2017 School of Science and Technology UK/EU bursaries - 3 Awards

The DEADLINE TO APPLY is:-Friday 25 November 2016Whether you are a UK, EU or International student we have a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you.Click on the link under Further Information to find out more details.

Value of Scholarship(s)



UK/EU applicants to any MSc or MRes course in the School of Science and Technology (excluding MSc Biomedical Science by Flexible Learning).

Application Procedure

Application form can be found at https://www4.ntu.ac.uk/sat/document_uploads/184643.doc

Further Information



2017 International scholarships – Biosciences - Single Award

The DEADLINE TO APPLY is:-Wednesday 19 October 2016
-Wednesday 16 November 2016Whether you are a UK, EU or International student we have a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you.Click on the link under Further Information to find out more details.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6300 - £6450


International applicants to MRes and MSc Bioscience courses

Application Procedure

Application form can be found at https://www4.ntu.ac.uk/study_with_us/document_uploads/166756.pdf

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Biochemistry or Biology. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered. International students will need IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

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