Pharmacokinetics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Pharmacokinetics is vital to ensuring the safety of the clinical drugs we use to treat a huge range of illnesses and diseases. It explores what happens to a drug when it enters the body, by examining how it is absorbed, distributed, metabolised and eliminated. It is a vital step in the process of drug delivery, and key to making sure drugs are safe and effective. From drug discovery to formulation sciences, the Pharmacokinetics MSc at Aston is focused on building your understanding of research methods, and critical thinking skills for application inside and outside of academia. With broad training in both basic and advanced pharmacokinetics topics, you will develop the ideal skill set for an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical sciences. This is further supported by training in a variety of in-vitro technical skills applicable to the pharmaceutical industry, alongside expertise in cutting edge pharmacokinetic software tools widely used by industry, regulatory agencies and hospital around the world. By choosing to study this specialist pharmacy masters at Aston University, you’ll be joining a well-established and highly respected School of Pharmacy, that can trace its roots back to the establishment of the Birmingham Pharmaceutical Institution in 1847. We’re also the only Pharmacy School in the UK to hold a prestigious Regius Chair in Pharmacy awarded by HM the Queen, meaning you can be sure that you’re learning experience will of the highest of quality. How you will learn Your teaching style is modern and innovative, with a hands-on approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice. This enables you to apply your skills as you progress through your course, marrying your learning with practical examples, all designed to prepare you for the world of work. You will engage in a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, practical sessions in the laboratory, tutorials, seminars, group work, and a research project - likely to be a laboratory-based project where you will collect and analyse your own data. What you will learn Explore the impact of pharmacokinetics on various aspects of drug development, including design, discovery, and delivery. Gain an understanding of the latest advancements in drug delivery and targeting, essential principles in designing drug dosage systems, and the role of pharmacokinetics in ensuring optimal therapeutic outcomes. Practical application is emphasized through hands-on experiences in utilising computer-assisted drug design and molecular modeling for predicting in-vivo pharmacokinetics. Furthermore, you will gain insights into relevant laboratory techniques and advanced research methodologies, enabling you to conduct independent work of publishable quality.

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. All applicants require: Lower second class honours degree (2:2) or higher from a recognised university in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetics, materials science, medicine or related field.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9750 Year 1
Scotland £9750 Year 1
Wales £9750 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Pharmacokinetics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS