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Drug Discovery and Translational Biology MSc

The University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The rapid transformation in the nature of drug discovery means that knowledge of related disciplines, and the technologies used, is essential for those considering a career in commercial or academic research.

This MSc will help you explore the latest methods of developing drugs and therapeutic compounds for humans and animals and disease control agents for plants.

You will learn about marketing, licensing and regulations, which are all part of the development process. Our multidisciplinary approach links structural biology, bioinformatics, chemistry and pharmacology.

You will investigate the fundamental scientific problems and techniques of drug discovery and design, alongside the challenges of developing principles for new therapeutic strategies.

You will have hands-on experience of crystallographic computer programming and computation for bioinformatics.

You will consider the moral and ethical aspects of the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries through case studies, seminars and discussions.

Career opportunities

This MSc is designed to help you pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or relevant government agencies, and it will provide a good background for managerial or technical roles in research, design and development. It is also a solid basis from which to continue your studies to PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 35,900per year

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 100 6

    9th out of 46 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    191 86%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71.0 71%

    43rd

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    67th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    18th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    15th

    28

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