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Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, MRes

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, MRes - at Newcastle University

Our Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

Applications for this course are now open

You can now apply for September 2021 entry using our postgraduate application portal.

About this course

This course is about the effective design and development of modern medicines. Drug delivery and nanomedicine is a competitive and fast-growing research area. It is driving emerging healthcare concepts including advanced drug targeting, precision medicine and theranostics.

This course will provide you with key research training and skills for a career in this area to meet the market demand in the global pharmaceutical sector.

The MRes is designed for graduates of:

  • pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical sciences
  • related life sciences
  • physical sciences
  • engineering

It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.

What you'll learn

The taught part of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of drug delivery and nanomedicine. This will examine current challenges in drug delivery and how advanced formulation designs and nanotechnology can provide opportunities to enhance future treatment. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also have training in general research principles, as well as other professional and key skills.

Your research project is the major element of the course. The project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of drug delivery and nanomedicine, supervised by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

Your development

Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School

Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare.

Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.

You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development course have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Entry requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • pharmacy, biomedical science, pharmaceutical sciences, physical sciences, engineering or related discipline 
  • or an MBBS/BDS degree

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.  

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

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