Drug Sciences MRes
This programme provides a flexible opportunity to obtain high-level research-based training and a range of technical and academic skills. The choice of research project topic sets the focus of the MRes, so that the exact nature of the programme is to a considerable extent individual to each student.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- UK/EU Full-time: £11,500
- Overseas Full-time: £19,550
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
This programme includes taught and research components and runs for twelve months. The taught component is tailored to your research programme and includes training in core research skills.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
This MRes is conducted primarily as in in-depth and novel research project at the forefront of research in the area of medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Students will be expected to compliment this research with the study of Master’s-level modules in subject areas related to the research.
Your research begins straight away when you join your chosen laboratory and lasts for the whole year
MRes students attend and complete the PhD research training programme that runs throughout the year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of both a taught component (30 credits) and a larger research component (150 credits). The taught component will be drawn from a range of specialist options taught by the School of Pharmacy. Students will study either one 30-credit or two 15-credit modules. Not all modules will be available every year.
All students undertake a programme of full-time research equivalent to approximately ten months' duration. This research will be written up as a dissertation at the end of the period of study.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, laboratory work, participation in the research training programme. Assessment is through written examination, research dissertation, oral presentation and viva voce examination.
Further details available on subject website:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
A second-class UK Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, the pharmaceutical or physical sciences or related fields, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
Who can apply?
This programme is intended for students wishing to pursue research and will prepare you either for PhD-level study or a career in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Drug Sciences
- why you want to study Drug Sciences at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the UCL School of Pharmacy
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
Graduates of this programme can expect to become proficient research scientists equipped for a career in research, in the pharmaceutical industry, or with a government regulatory body.
"UCL has a lot of facilities that make your educational journey very interesting. The state-of-the-art laboratories, the interactive and scenario-based learning methods, the libraries and the location of the school in the heart of London made it even more amazing than I could ever hope for!"
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