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MScPharmacology and Drug Discovery

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £7,374 per year
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The Pharmacology and Drug Discovery MSc course has been designed to
react to the increasing demand for suitably trained professional
pharmacologists. This is essential to speed up the critical task of
translating basic laboratory medical research into commercially-ready
medical biotechnology and drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat

The Pharmacology and Drug Discovery course also encompasses an
emerging area of science is known as ‘Translational Medicine’ and
needs a new breed of Pharmacologist who can apply basic science
knowledge and skills to experimental study design, management and data
analysis, and who understands the legislation and other regulatory
procedures surrounding disease treatment.

The course will also cover relevant biotechnical innovations
associated with pharmacology and drug discovery, as well as both
classical clinical trial design and health-outcomes research.

Our course is designed to provide such specialists by applying basic
and clinical science to topics including diagnosis, understanding and
treatment of disease, supported by our excellent staff, research
expertise and laboratory facilities.

The pharmacology and drug discovery postgraduate programme comprises
of a combination of modules depending on whether you undertake the
PgDip or Masters programme of study and includes the following:

Modules include:

  • Research methods and project
  • Pharmaceutical Discoveries
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomes and DNA technology
  • Biotechnology in the diagnosis of disease
  • Current topics in Drug Discovery

The course is designed for a national and international audience.

Career opportunities

The PgDip / MSc Pharmacology and Drug Discovery programme is
specifically designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge
required for a career within the Pharmacology and drug development
arena and there are many opportunities, both the UK and

A large number of Pharmacologists are employed by companies in the
pharmaceutical industry, where they are involved in discovering and
developing drugs and carrying out clinical trials. Pharmacologists may
also work for contract research organisations (CROs) or academic
departments within universities on research projects.

There are also opportunities within government laboratories
(including environmental agencies), charity-funded research
organisations, such as the Medical Research Council (MRC), and with
other research institutes. The scientific knowledge and skills
students will acquire during the course can also be a useful basis for
a career in teaching; technical and scientific writing (such as
medical writing or writing for the media); clinical trials; drug
registration, patenting or monitoring; medical publishing or other
information services, regulatory affairs or sales and marketing.

A wide range of job opportunities exist, including:

  • Clinical research manager
  • Clinical scientist
  • Human resources manager
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacologist
  • Project manager/director
  • Public relations officer
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Research scientist
  • Sales representative
  • Medical writer
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Nov 25, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Estonia