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Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Learning) PGDip

Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Learning) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course type


Course Summary

This online programme will provide you with the stimulus, guidance and knowledge to develop a career around new approaches to drug discovery. You will study the challenges in developing novel drugs; the science underlying emerging fields of drug discovery; the application of new ideas to the field; how drug discovery relates to real-world health problems; the commercial aspects of drug discovery; and potential future developments. The programme offers a research-rich environment in which you can develop as a scientist and entrepreneur. Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources but they get the opportunity to become part of a supportive online community. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods, including online tuition, peer-to-peer discussion and individual study. You will enhance your career prospects with marketable analytical and presentation skills.

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4 years

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Chemistry for Drug Discovery - Core
High Throughput Drug Discovery - Core
Molecular Modelling - Core
In Silico Drug Discovery - Core
Systems Approach to Modelling Cell Signal Transduction - Core
Commercial Aspects of Drug Discovery - Core
Modelling Metabolic Pathways - Core
Professional Skills in Drug Discovery - Core
Measuring Drug Binding - Core
Introduction to Modelling Biological Systems - Core
Druggable Systems - Core
Structure Determination of Drug Targets - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, pharmacology or related sciences.

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