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Clinical Drug Development - MRes/PGDip


Course Description

This MRes offers specialised training with exposure to research scientists and members of the pharmaceutical industry. It provides a foundation year for a research career in drug development and a comprehensive programme in research methodology. Students will undertake a significant research project during this MRes.

Degree information

Students develop practical understanding of research methods in biomedical science and knowledge of cutting-edge research techniques alongside practical experience in laboratory, clinical or epidemiological research. They develop the ability to evaluate scientific literature and gain an appreciation of ethical and governance requirements of research, including 'Good Clinical Practice' principles.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core taught modules (75 credits) and a research dissertation (105 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

Core modules
-Drug Discovery 1
-Statistical Methods in Research
-Clinical Pharmacology
-Advanced Clinical Pharmacology or Ethics and Regulation Research

Dissertation/research project
All MRes students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practicals, small group seminars and laboratory work. Assessment is through presentations, essays, examination and the research dissertation.

Careers

Graduates of the programme have used the qualification to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry and medicine, while a significant proportion of students go on to study for PhD degrees at UCL and other institutions worldwide.

Employability
This programme runs within the School of Life & Medical Sciences, one of the most highly rated medical research organisations in the UK. Close links with clinical colleagues in the UCL group of hospitals provides cutting-edge medical expertise and links to world-leading clinical research.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Medicine has as its mission the performance of innovative, high-quality biomedical research and excellence in graduate training.

This MRes programme provides an opportunity for students to develop theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical skills in research methodology. These include statistical methods applied to medical research and drug development in a specific biomedical area.

Over the course of the year, students will have the opportunity to build a network of contacts from both academia and industry, increasing their future career prospects.

Visit the Clinical Drug Development - MRes/PGDip page on the University College London website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (CBRC) Full Bursary - Single Award

Bursary applications will be assessed on the basis of academic quality and the potential that the candidate displays as a translational researcher. The deadline for application for bursaries is 31 May 2011. For further details, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicine/teaching/pg/MSc_Clinical_Experimental_Medicine

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home course fees plus maintenance allowance (c. £15,000)

Eligibility

This bursary is open to all, including overseas and part-time students. Overseas students are eligible to apply for these bursaries, but the bursary covers only the cost of home fees: any overseas student awarded this bursary will have to supply the difference between overseas and home fees.

Application Procedure

You should indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for a CBRC bursary, and use the Personal Statement to provide your case for your suitability for a bursary.

Further Information

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicine/teaching/pg/MSc_Clinical_Experimental_Medicine


(Scholarship)

Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (CBRC) Fees Only Bursary - 3 Awards

Bursary applications will be assessed on the basis of academic quality and the potential that the candidate displays as a translational researcher. The application deadline is 31 May 2011. For further details, please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicine/teaching/pg/MSc_Clinical_Experimental_Medicine

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home Course Fees

Eligibility

Three fees only bursaries are available for this year. These bursaries are open to all students, including overseas and part-time. However, but the bursaries cover only the cost of home fees: any overseas student awarded a bursary will have to supply the difference between overseas and home fees.

Application Procedure

You should indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for a CBRC bursary, and use the Personal Statement to provide your case for your suitability for a bursary.

Further Information

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicine/teaching/pg/MSc_Clinical_Experimental_Medicine



Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor's medical degree in a healthcare or health-related subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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