Further Information

UCL School of Pharmacy
29/39 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AX
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7753 5831

MSc in Drug Discovery and Development

For graduates in science-based subjects who wish to prepare for PhD-level research or pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or a government regulatory body.

Drug Discovery

This one-year degree programme provides a broad overview of the drug discovery and development process with hands-on experience of molecular modelling and computer-based drug design, and analytical and synthetic techniques.

The programme exposes students to modern platforms for drug discovery and methods of drug synthesis and includes lectures and seminars from industry-based scientists and visits to industrial and biotechnological research laboratories.  It covers marketing, licensing and the regulatory affairs that form an integral part of the development process. Students choose specialised topics of study in the second part of the degree including: Anticancer Personalised Medicines, Pharmacogenomics, adverse drug reactions & Biomarkers, New Drug Targets in the Central Nervous System and Advanced Structure-Based Drug Design.

Since its inception in 2003, the degree has drawn international students from Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Riwanda, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam.  These students had completed first degrees in a wide range of science subjects including Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Sciences..

 Course Details
Length and Mode 12 months full-time
Starts in late September
Number of Places up to 40
Programme Director Dr Michael R Munday BSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7753 5875
Fax: +44 (0)20 7753 5964

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