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This course will support graduates seeking careers in drug research
and development. You will be able to explore opportunities in
pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries, academic institutions,
the NHS and other public organisations. Key areas include: Higher
Education, drug design, pre-clinical research in experimental and
biological studies, pharmacogenomics and proteomics clinical research,
drug registration, licensing and regulatory affairs, medical
information, medical sales, medical writing, and cell and
molecular-based technologies.

During the course you will:

  • Engage with a curriculum unique in its combination of drug
    research and development
  • Receive a high-quality, broad-based training in pharmacology
  • Practice key transferable skills for any position, like planning,
    critical analysis and reflective learning
  • Work with a teaching team comprised of leading specialists from a
    variety of relevant backgrounds
  • Tailor the programme to your individual interests and career plans
  • Enjoy access to modern, well-equipped laboratories

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Research project


Career opportunities


Developing career management skills is important for your
employability. The program encourages all students to discuss your
career intentions and occupation requirements with member of the
teaching team at the Centre for Personal and Career Development. The
program also encourages you to undertake self-assessment to identify
your strengths, interests and development needs (eg through written or
verbal feedbacks, student-centred process such as SOAR and web based
support such as MyFuture



The course programme will support graduates seeking careers in drug
research and development from wide range of employment opportunities
provided by pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries, academic
institutions, the NHS and other public organisations in the following
key areas:

Drug Design

Preclinical Research in Experimental and Biological Studies

Pharmacogenomics and Proteomics

Clinical Research

Product Registration, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Medical Information

Medical Sales

Medical Writing

Cellular and Molecular Technologies

Further study:

Opportunities exist for further postgraduate study (e.g. MPhil / PhD)
in the areas of pharmacology, toxicology, cell and molecular biology,
in the Division of Science and LIRANS.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States