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 the pharmaceutical industry or undertake further research in an academic environment.
Why should you study this course?
- Industry-relevant training designed to fast-track talented scientists into industry.
- 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 cutting-edge practical technologies.
- World-leading tutors from academia and industry.
- Combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical training.
- Undertake a substantial research project.
Learning and teaching
The learning and teaching on the course has been constructed to prepare you to work in industry or academia.
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 and practical classes.
You’ll use real-life, industry and academic case studies exclusively to illustrate theoretical and practical concepts and will have multiple opportunities to work in teams, including the opportunity to lead a team. A wide range of ‘authentic’ assignments will be used that you will experience in the workplace including submissions to regulatory authorities, client reports and presentations to industry panel members.
There are no exams, all the assessment is performed by in-course assignments including a dissertation report arising from the research project work.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
This course will help give you the experience and skills to become highly employable. This course is designed to train talented scientists wishing to pursue a career in drug development in the international biopharmaceutical industry or undertake further research in an academic environment.
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. You’ll also be in a strong position to undertake further research at Leeds or elsewhere.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 26,500per year
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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