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Pharmacology and Drug Discovery MSc

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master’s course provides the training and development necessary to meet demand for highly skilled scientists within the expanding and global bioscience sector. It can lead to a wide range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of pharmacology. The course has been designed to respond to the increasing demand for suitably trained professional pharmacologists, essential to speed up the critical task of translating basic laboratory medical research into commercially-ready medical biotechnology and drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat patients. As well as relevant biotechnical innovations associated with pharmacology and drug discovery, classical clinical trial design and health-outcomes research, the course also encompasses an emerging area of science that is known as ‘Translational Medicine’.

This Master’s course is designed to expand your knowledge of pharmacological, molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques underpinning modern pharmacology and drug discovery and how they can be used to solve real world problems and benefit society. The programme is composed of a combination of modules which progressively build to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Master’s. We provide hands-on practical experience of both laboratory and bioinformatics techniques. You will be trained in pharmacology research strategies and gain an understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation, and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include practical or project work, critical reviews of the literature, oral, poster and leaflet presentations and data analytical exercises. On successful completion, you should have knowledge of: Current hot topics in pharmacology, such as drug discovery, dug development and clinical trials; Genomes and DNA technology, including molecular biology and genomics, and pharmacological applications; Diagnosis of disease, including the use of pharmacology in disease diagnosis; Pharmaceutical discoveries, including translational medicine and drug discovery; Research methodology, including design and management of scientific research.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Project/Dissertation
Pharmaceutical Discoveries
Advanced Pharmacology, drug discovery and development
Research Skills
Biotechnology in the Diagnosis of Disease
Genomes and DNA Technology
Current Topics in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours degree in a life sciences, pharmacology or clinical sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more