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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

Overview

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’.

Translational medicine requires a new breed of pharmacologist who can apply basic science knowledge and skills to experimental study design, management and data analysis, and who understands the legislation and other regulatory procedures surrounding disease treatment. Our course is designed to provide such specialists by applying basic and clinical science to topics including diagnosis, understanding and treatment of disease, supported by our excellent staff, research expertise and laboratory facilities.

Course information

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. Core subject areas include cellular molecular biology, genetics, protein biology, pharmacology, bioinformatics, numeracy, statistics and computing and a range of practical laboratory techniques.

Career prospects

The MSc Pharmacology and Drug Discovery programme is specifically designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a career within the pharmacology and drug development arena and there are many opportunities, both the UK and internationally.

A large number of pharmacologists are employed by companies in the pharmaceutical industry, where they are involved in discovering and developing drugs and carrying out clinical trials. Pharmacologists may also work for contract research organisations (CROs) or academic departments within universities on research projects. There are also opportunities within government laboratories (including environmental agencies), charity-funded research organisations, such as the Medical Research Council (MRC), and with other research institutes.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Pharmacology Scientific Presentation
Critical Review in Pharmacology
Drug Discovery : from bench to bedside
Current Topics in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery
Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery
Research Principles and Preparation
Life Sciences Professional Experience Project and Reflection
Professional Experience in Life Science 1 and 2
Professional Experience Preparation
Research Project
Global Professional Development - Entrepreneurship
Research Techniques in Pharmacology

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a life sciences, pharmacology or clinical sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification (2.i for the professional experience course).

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