Applied Biosciences - Pharmacology by Research Postgraduate

Nottingham Trent University

Course Options
  • MSc by ResearchFull-timeJanuary, October1 years
  • MSc by ResearchPart-timeJanuary, October2 years
  • MSc by ResearchSandwichJanuary, October2 years

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Course Information
Develop your understanding of basic cellular function and physiology, and gain an appreciation of cellular systems. You will explore modern molecular techniques used in pharmacology and drug discovery / development, and examine a number of current topics in molecular and cellular neuroscience.

Reasons to choose this course
This course is aimed at students wishing to be fully prepared for research work on graduation, but who have limited practical laboratory experience from their first degree.

Through studying 60 credit points (CP) of taught modules directly related to acquisition of research skills and a 60 CP Research Project you will emerge as a well-trained researcher with good prospects for further study to PhD or to directly work in industry.

You will be working with experts in individual disciplines and will have the opportunity to study a variety of aspects of your discipline of choice.

Take a work placement
You have the opportunity to take a work placement, enhancing your CV and employability even further.

Skills portfolio
You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.

Facilities
This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.

Postgraduate open events
We hold postgraduate open events throughout the year. Find out more and book a place.

Any questions?
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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3373

How you're taught

You will undertake self-guided and formal assessments, including written assignments, tests, formal examinations, oral and poster presentations to test your acquisition of master's level knowledge and skills.

Careers and employability

Graduates of these courses develop a number of specific skills relevant to industry and to further academic study. Knowledge and skills acquired will depend on the modules you choose, reflecting your interests, and be directly relevant to your career and professional development.

The courses also aid your understanding of the advantages, limitations and applications of a range of fundamental and specialised methods in biosciences. They will teach you how to identify and resolve scientific and technical problems associated with your specialism, and enable you to design, execute and prepare critical written reports.

Graduates will be equipped to deal with complex scientific issues with confidence, independence and originality to:

  • continue advancing their knowledge and understanding
  • develop new skills in the application of biosciences
  • adapt to future developments in this field of study
  • communicate effectively with a range of personnel in management, research and academic contexts.

The Research Project and / or Placement will give you the skills you need to follow a career in research and development.

Skills portfolio
You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.

Employability Team
The University's Employability Team has an enviable reputation for helping our graduates find employment and offers individual consultations. Sessions are available to all students at NTU on CV writing and interview technique. Visit our Employability pages for more information about the range of services they offer.

This course offers you the opportunity to take a one-year placement or several smaller placements. If you start your this course in September / October then you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project then go on placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice
To qualify for the additional qualification of Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (PGDIPP) you must submit a work placement portfolio which includes a placement diary, reflective report and updated CV, as well as deliver an oral presentation on your placement experience.

Help and support
We will work closely with you to help you strengthen your CV and interview techniques. During the placement year, an academic member of staff will visit at least twice to check on your progress and offer any advice.

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