Further Information

UCL School of Pharmacy
29/39 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AX
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 (0) 207 753 5831

Programme structure

The MRes comprises both a taught component comprising 30 credits and a larger research component comprising 150 credits. MRes students will join a research group immediately upon registration under the supervision of an Academic Principal Investigator (PI) in the UCL School of Pharmacy. The student will carry out a programme of full-time research equivalent to approximately 10 months duration. This research will be written up as a dissertation at the end of the period of study. The student will be assessed by an oral presentation of the work to staff and peers, by the written content of the dissertation and by a viva voce examination.

Students will attend appropriate courses from the PhD training programme that cover research skills, presentation and scientific writing skills. MRes Students will attend and complete the PhD research training programme that runs throughout the year.

Taught Modules

In addition, the MRes student will study 30 credits from a range of options from the MSc degrees within UCL School of Pharmacy. This will either be:

  • 1 x 30 credit module; or
  • 2 x 15 credit modules

The modules run in either Term 1 or Term 2 and some moduels run across both terms. The PI will recommend to the student the appropriate modules that are relevant to the topic of research being carried out. The student will complete the assessment for these mdouels which will include the coursework and unseen written examinations. The examinations will take place in January for modules running in Term 1 and May/June for modules running in Term 2. The modules that are available may vary from year to year depending on staff availabilty and any timetabling constraints. A full list will be provided at the start of the programme.

The full list of modules available to stdents who enroleed on the programme in 2013/14 are as follows:

15 Credit Modules

PHAYG007 Medicines for Children

PHAYG009 Women's Health

PHAYG010 CNS Pharmacology and Disorders

PHAYG012 CNS Drugs of Abuse

PHAYG013 Epileptic Disorders: Research Insights and Therapy

PHAYG014 Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Discovery

PHAYG015 Modern Aspects of Drug Discovery

PHAYG023 New Drug Targets in the CNS

PHAYG025 Anticancer Personalised Medicines

PHAYG028 Pharmacogenomics, Adverse Drug Reactions and Biomarkers

PHAYG031 Advanced Sturcture-Based Drug Design

30 Credit Modules

PHAYG016 Molecular Basis of Disease

PHAYG017 Curing Cancer: New targets, new drugs and new problems

PHAYG018 Biopharmaceuticals

PHAYG019 Therapeutic Uses of Plants - Benefits and Risks

PHAYG020 Nanomedicine and Targeted Drug Delivery

PHAYG021 Overcoming Biological Barriers

PHAYG022 Intelligent Design of Medicines

PHAYG026 Methods in Pharmacognosy

PHAYG057 Medicinal Chemistry (combines the two 15 credit modules PHAYG014 and PHAYG015)

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