The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
at the Cruciform Building

Drug Design | MSc | University College London

Distance learning FAQ

Dr Edith Chan
+44 (0)20 7679 6710

MSc, Diploma, and Certificate (flexible 2-5 years) are available.

How long is the study and what is the final degree?

    The study is flexible (between 2-5 years) and MSc, Diploma and Certificate are available.

    Ideally it should be completed in 3 years. For example:

    To study for a MSc within 3 years

    Year 1 - Modules 1-4
    Year 2 - Modules 5-8
    Year 3 - Module 9 (Research project)

    Research project: This will be computer-based. They involve applying molecular modelling, cheminformatics, or bioinformatics on drug design/discovery projects. Wet lab projects can be also conducted at UCL, London.

How is the course delivered?

    * A Windows PC with good internel connection is recommended for distance learning from home.
    * Moodle - a web-based virtual learning environment, will be used as a teaching and learning platform.
    * Lecturecast for viewing lectures.
    * Electronic library
    * An optional 1 week Summer workshop in London for intensive software/program training at student's own expense.
    * All our software run on Windows only.

What are the entry requirements?

    They are the same as the full time on-site requirement - a minimun of 2.2.

How do I apply?

    Please select 'MSc drug design' and 'Flexible study:distance learning'.
    The course starts September every year.

How much does the course cost?

    For the MSc course(subject to change)
    £11,000 (UK/EU)
    £21,250 (Overseas)
    Modular (Flexible) students can spread their studies over a period of up to five years. Your 'Fees Due' will show as £0 initially but you should still pre-enrol and then enrol. After enrolment, Modular students select their modules for the year. Once selected, a fee will be calculated for the academic year based on the number of credits assigned to the modules chosen - in any academic year you will only pay for the number of credits chosen in that year. Please note that all courses are subject to annual inflationary increases. MSc is worth 180 credits, PG Dip 120 credits and PG Cert 60 credits.

Key facts

Duration: 1 year full time or 2-5 years for flexible distance learning students. Distance learning students click here for more information.

Start: Every September

Entry requirements: Minimum of second-class Honours degree.

Click here for more information on entry requirements and term dates.

Course Credit value: UK 180/ECTS 90

Job prospects include: Biotech, Pharma, National research laboratories, NHS agencies, Medicinal Chemist, Biologist, Structural Biologist, Cheminformatian, Bioinformatian, Molecular Modeler, Information Specialist, Patent/ IP/ Knowledge Analyst.



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