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MSc Structural Biology and Rational Drug Design


University of Essex School of Life Sciences

Full time October MSc 12 months

About the course

This course is currently subject to approval.

How does biological function arise from the atomic structure of the biological macromolecules and how can this understanding by translated into the medicines of the future?

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern day drug design? Structural biology has become a critical discipline for addressing the health challenges of the 21st century, from resurging drug resistance to personalised cancer treatments. Increasingly, it is a staple tool for any aspiring modern scientist in the field of biomedical sciences.

Our MSc Structural Biology and Rational Drug Design degree allows you to understanding how macromolecules are organised and how they function on an atomic level. This is particularly important in designing tailor-made drugs, which target

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Entry Requirements

A degree with an overall 2.2, or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science(s), Genetics, Pharmacology, Medicine, Chemistry.

Your degree should contain some Biology/Medical components including: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Drug Design, Immunology, Microbiology and Virology.

We will also consider applicants with backgrounds in Data Science, Bioinformatics or Computer Science degrees on a case by case basis.

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