Your programme of study
If you are interested in how drugs metabolise, small molecule discovery and biologics this programme will provide an advanced level of study and challenge to ensure you have sound skills to innovate within the drug development industry. This industry area is rapidly expanding due to new discoveries across biotechnology, biologics, Internet of Things, customised drug treatments and diagnostics at source. This has lead to many new companies being formed, customised and small batch medicines apart from large batch pharmaceutical research and production.
University of Aberdeen is world renowned in this area with the invention of Insulin to treat diabetes which won a Nobel Prize and strengths in medical research areas which also include food and nutrition and disease treatment. You learn about bio-business and the university has strong links with GSK, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca plus Novabiotics and others.
In our MSc in Drug Discovery and Development we train students in major areas of biochemical and molecular pharmacology and therapeutics relevant to the drug discovery and development business. This includes training in molecular pharmacology, drug metabolism and toxicology, therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmcovigilance, regulatory affairs and clinical pharmacology.
Courses listed for the programme
Introduction to Bio-Business and Commercialisation of Bioscience Research
Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
Basic Skills - Introduction
Small Molecule Drug Discovery
Advanced Bio- Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research 2
Basic Research Methods
Biologic Drug Discovery
Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/55/drug-discovery-and-development/
Why study at Aberdeen?
• We work closely with industry and our research strengths have spanned over 50 years with many coming from the inception of the
• The degree will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the pharmaceutical industry but you may wish to continue your
research towards drug discovery and start up
• You learn bio-business but you also learn how bio-business is commercialised
Where you study
• University of Aberdeen
• 12 months or 24 months
International Student Fees 2017/2018
Find out about fees: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php
*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
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Living in Aberdeen
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• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies
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