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Course summary

Our course is unique in Europe; it combines biomedicine and pharmaceutical science. If you're interested in a career in the fascinating and challenging world of drug design, this is the course that will take you there. Rather than presenting just one of the disciplines used in the field, this postgraduate degree, unique in Europe, blends the subjects you need - biomedicine and pharmaceutical science - into one comprehensive course that focuses on the integration of modern organomedicinal chemistry and molecular biology. You’ll study various steps involved in developing and creating effective drugs, from concept to clinic, including the theories and practical applications of chemical drug design and immunology, pharmacology and molecular biology. Learning will be based on emergent technology from academic research and how it is applied to the drug development process, identification of drug targets, and development of effective drugs via reference to the relevant biological systems and pathways. Please visit our website for course details.

Modules

Modules: current practice in drug development; advanced immunology; molecular pharmacology and toxicology; research skills; biotechnology and drug discovery; drug design and chemotherapy; research project.

Assessment method

Research project.


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular Sciences such as biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, virology, molecular biology, forensic science in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate
Drug Design and Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS