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MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Placement Year

University of Hertfordshire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    21-SEP-21, 21-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

This course gives you in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of drug discovery with a particular emphasis on toxicology, the science behind the safety of drugs. We make full use of our geographical location at the heart of the UK pharmaceutical industry attracting numerous expert contributions from industry professionals (e.g. GSK, AZ). The course will cover all aspects of new medicine research and development from identifying novel targets through drug screening to clinical trials of candidate medicines. With our excellent facilities, emphasis on practical work, and teaching underpinned by the latest research, you'll be qualified for research and development positions in pharmaceutical companies including discovery biology and toxicology, as well as a wide range of other non-laboratory roles in industry.

Why choose this course?

  • You'll benefit from being taught by expert staff with pharmaceutical industry research and development and toxicology experience
  • We have strong links to big pharma research sites nearby which provide you with the opportunity for numerous guest lecturers from the industry as well as networking opportunities
  • Our state of the art Science Building provides excellent facilities for laboratory based studies, including QPCR, cell culture, protein analysis, isolated tissue studies, immunohistochemistry
  • Upon graduation, you'll be equipped for working in a wide range of roles in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries
  • If successful you will have the opportunity to apply for a 12-month placement. If you are not successfull in finding a placement position, then you can transfer to the MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology Advanced Route.

The course comprises four taught modules and a project module. In Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology students study the essential aspects of these topics that provide a necessary background for contemporary drug discovery. A focus on immunology reflects the growing understanding of the contribution of this area to disease and hence novel opportunities for drug discovery. The Translational Medicine module explores the process of drug discovery with a particular emphasis on translation, developing molecules that will eventually work in human patients as well as in a laboratory. Molecular Medicine explores with he emphasis on recent examples of chemical and biological approaches to developing 21st Century medicines.

Contemporary Topics in Drug Discovery and Toxicology provides a focus on recent developments in drug safety science. A problem-based learning approach is integral to develop advanced critical analysis and group working skills in students’ on the programme. You'll have the opportunity to complete a laboratory based research project in you chosen area of interest ranging across options in toxicology and pharmacology of drug discovery.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,950per 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 Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    80th

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 100 1

    40th out of 46

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    103 46%

    79th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    72nd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    114 52%

    34th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    36th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    23rd

    9

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