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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bath

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is aimed at students with a background in chemistry, biosciences, pharmacy or pharmacology. You will become familiar with a range of concepts and research techniques in drug discovery including target identification and validation, screening platforms, optimisation of small molecule drugs and biotherapeutics, and the importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, you will also follow either a biology or chemistry training track alongside your drug discovery studies. This will enable you to build up your practical skills and gain a strong background in both disciplines.

You’ll be taught by academics from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and the Department of Chemistry, benefitting from the expertise of both departments.

The course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, so you will graduate with the core science skills that are highly sought after by the pharmaceutical industry.

You'll gain the knowledge and practical skills for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or for further postgraduate study and research in medicinal chemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacology.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 26,700per 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 Bath

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The university boasts a vibrant international student community. Over 145 nationalities are represented among its 3,600 international students.
The International Student Advice team offers an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students settle into life in the UK.
University of Bath alumni can be found contributing positively in countries worldwide, and many continue their association with Bath long after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 46 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    152 67%

    14th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    22nd

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    5th

    10

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