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Drug Discovery and Development MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is perfectly suited for graduates in related science areas who are interested in/are pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and research laboratories. It is also appealing to intending PhD researchers. Students are exposed to current and emerging trends in drug discovery, drug design and regulatory sciences through a combination of lectures, seminars, practicals delivered by highly experienced academics and industrial experts. Future-proof course design ensures graduates would continually meet the core needs of the global pharmaceutical industry. Superb modern facilities and placements to the pharmaceutical industry exposes students to hands-on and real-life experiences.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of means including; presentations, examinations, posters (with oral questioning during the poster session), case studies, data interpretation exercises, essays and scientific reports, practical report, project report and oral examination

Graduate Careers

Graduates would be equipped with a knowledge and skills base that allows pursuit of both scientific and non-scientific careers in a variety of pharmaceutical work environments. This may include jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, academia, further studies-PhD etc. Progression routes include further research towards higher degrees and other doctorate courses.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 46 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    141 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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