MSc - Master of Science
University of Leeds
Do you want to develop the medicines of the future?
Biopharmaceutical drugs are transforming the way we treat patients, fighting global diseases such as cancer and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Many pharmaceutical companies are expanding their biopharmaceutical capability, which is creating demand for talented, well-trained people.
Designed, developed and delivered in partnership with Covance, a major multinational pharmaceutical company, this masters provides a springboard for high-quality life science graduates wanting to start a career in this industry.
Why should you study this course?
- This programme has been recognised for it’s industry relevant training, receiving the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award 2020.
- AstraZeneca scholarship avaliable on a competitive basis.
- Designed to fast-track talented scientists into industry.
- A 12 month paid position in the industry as part of the course.
- An integrated understanding of the full biological drug development pathway.
- Focus on the discovery and development of large molecule drugs such as bio-similars, antibody-drug conjugates and gene therapies.
- A deep understanding of the regulatory framework.
- Access to innovate practical technologies.
- World-leading tutors from academia and industry.
- Learn how to operate in a corporate environment.
Learning and teaching
The learning and teaching on the course have been constructed to align with activities performed in industry, preparing you to be work-ready immediately after you finish.
This course will challenge you to think creatively, solve problems and develop strong communication and teamwork skills. You’ll experience a wide range of teaching methods, including: formal lectures, interactive workshops, practical classes, tutorials, industry site visits and substantial team-based project development assignments. There are no exams, all the assessment is performed by in-course assignments with a viva (on your experimental work) as part of the practical skills module.
Your first steps into an industrial career
This course is designed to train talented scientists wishing to pursue a career in drug development in the international biopharmaceutical industry.
This course will give you a high amount of exposure to senior industrialists working as tutors throughout the course: an ideal opportunity for you to obtain career advice. You’ll also work in industry full time for 12 months, which is an outstanding opportunity for you to gain experience and develop a competitive career plan.
On completion of the course, you’ll have the relevant knowledge and experience to fast-track your career as, for example: an analytical scientist, project manager, or coordinator, in areas such as research, quality control, manufacturing, non-clinical, clinical, and market access.
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£ 30,000overall cost
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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