Discovery and development of new drugs and medicines is a complex and multidisciplinary process. In order to successfully develop these therapeutics we must first understand both their mechanism of action, and more importantly assess their potential to cause adverse or damaging effects upon the body. Assessment of these effects and characterisation of their mechanistic basis is a central and legal requirement within drug discovery and development.
This is a very dynamic and current discipline involving profiling of both known and novel mechanisms of secondary drug action, which in principle can lead to the success or failure of new therapeutics.
Our aim is to provide an industry relevant course and equip students for careers or research in the development and safety assessment of new medicines. The course will address key aspects of preclinical drug evaluation through the study of drug discovery and development; safety pharmacology; mechanisms of drug-induced toxicities; regulatory affairs and bioanalytical sciences.
The Master’s in Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology is a one-year programme. In addition to lectures and tutorials, it includes practical laboratory based study and seminars provided by scientists from regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies. You will also undertake case studies and critical appraisals of current drugs or techniques appropriate to this discipline.
Career Prospects: Graduates in Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology have excellent employment prospects. This Master’s programme provides knowledge and training applicable to a wide range of careers within the pharmaceutical industry or medicinal research.
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Subject of bachelor degree Year of entry e.g. September 2016
Manisha, who wants to be a chemistry teacher, decided to follow up her BSc (Hons) Clinical Sciences degree from Bradford with an MSc in Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology.
I wanted to enhance my career prospects as a teacher, and I felt completing an MSc would set me apart from other candidates [when going for promotion to] Head of Science.
She says choosing to stay on at the University of Bradford was an easy decision. "They offered a very good discount for postgraduate courses for alumni students, and I felt I already knew the campus very well so I wouldn't need to worry about settling in."
I liked how it incorporated current research into the cancer field but did not solely revolve around it, thus providing a more generalised, rather than specific, field of learning.
It addresses key aspects in the safety pharmacology of drugs throughout pre-clinical and clinical settings and the underlying mechanisms of how drugs can cause specific toxicities. The course contains the perfect balance between theoretical learning in lectures and hands-on experience by putting our theoretical learning into practice, in the form of lab practicals throughout Semester 2.
I would strongly recommend the University of Bradford for undergraduate or postgraduate studying. The facilities alone are exceptional and after personally visiting other university campuses, they did not compare to the modern facilities of Bradford. In addition, the small size of the campus and variety of sports and societies to join creates a close, community feel, which makes learning and socialising a memorable experience at the University of Bradford.
International Academic Excellence Scholarships 2016
Although you may apply for more than one scholarship, you can only receive one scholarship from the University. The exception is that you can still receive the 15% Alumni discount and this scholarship. Students must be paying their own fees. Students in receipt of external funding e.g. chevening scholarships are not entitled to this award.Country equivalent of 2:1 at degree-level will result in a £2,500 fee scholarship Country equivalent of first-class Honours at degree-level will result in a £3,500 fee scholarship
Value of Scholarship(s)
up to £3,500
Students from all other countries excluding EU countries and China will be automatically assessed for academic-related fee scholarships worth £2,500 or £3,500, based on your entry qualifications.Students entitled to the £3,500 fee scholarship can apply for one of our Half-Fee Academic Excellence Scholarships (see below).
These scholarships are automatically processed by the University and no separate application is required. The amount of scholarship that you are entitled to will be shown on your offer letter.
ELIGIBILITYIn order to apply for this bursary you must:Be from the UK or EU (if you are from the EU you must have done your degree in England to qualify). Be on a full-time taught masters or research postgraduate programme and paying your own fees. Have recently graduated from your undergraduate degree programme. Have received support (i.e. fee payment, not a loan) towards your fees from your Local Authority or the Student Loans Company in your final year of undergraduate study at your previous university – and be able to prove this with a financial support notification letter. You will also be eligible if you received a bursary during your undergraduate study. Bursaries will be paid in March provided that you are still in attendance and progressing satisfactorily on your course.
Value of Scholarship(s)
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After you have started your course, come to The Hub with your last financial support notification letter, or bursary letter, from your undergraduate study - you will be required to fill in a short application form. In each academic year you need to apply for your PG Bursary by 31 July.