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. Alternatively, consider taking our other MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology routes: MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Placement Year
The normal entry requirements for the programme are: 65% or above average grade in an undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences or A professional qualification accepted as equivalent to the above; or A qualification in veterinary science, medicine or dentistry; or A first or second class Honours Degree in disciplines other than those described above but where the applicant, in the opinion of the Programme Leader, would benefit from, and succeed on, the programme. Students will be selected through interview In addition, all international students are required to demonstrate an English Language capability of IELTS 7 (with no less than 6.5 in any band) or equivalent qualification.
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