Drug Discovery Science, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 12250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 26200 per year

All study options

About Drug Discovery Science at University of Sheffield

This course covers the drug discovery and design techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. You'll study topics such as pharmacology, toxicology and genomics as you learn how target molecules to treat specific diseases are identified, characterised and optimised for potential clinical trials.

Your training will cover the fundamental chemistry and biology of protein interactions, their role in disease and how drugs affect the human body. You'll learn about computer-aided drug design techniques that are used to predict how well a potential drug might work and screening technologies that are used to test a drug's effect on its molecular targets.

The course is taught by world-leading scientists from across chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine and gives you access to state-of-the-art screening and analysis facilities.

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 12250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 26200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for 2023 entry are not yet available. Please use these 2022 fees as a guide

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or a related subject.

We may also consider your application if you don't meet the standard academic requirements but you have considerable relevant professional experience.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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