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This programme gives you in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of drug discovery and development, which has revolutionised the pharmaceutical industry in recent years. Our involvement with international drug companies has allowed us to keep our courses fully up-to-date. With our excellent facilities, emphasis on practical work, and teaching underpinned by the latest research, you will be qualified for research and development positions in pharmaceutical companies, as well as a wide range of other roles in industry.

The programme will have a heavy emphasis on practical work and will cover the following areas:

- Pharmacological and relevant physiological principles
- Molecular biology techniques in pharmacology
- The application of bioinformatics to drug discovery
- Quantitative aspects of pharmacology
- Case studies in drug discovery
- Molecular medicine
- Neuro-degenerative diseases
- Safety evaluation
- Research project

You will undertake a practical project as part of your MSc enabling you to use our excellent facilities and to gain experience working alongside researchers in our Pharmacology Research Group. Current research projects include studies in:

- Gastrointestinal pharmacology, particularly with respect to diabetes
- Angiogenesis
- Cancer
- Cannabinoids as therapeutic agents
- Molecular pharmacology of vascular disease
- Modelling pharmacokinetics

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be qualified for research and development positions in the pharmaceutical industries, to progress to a research degree or to consider regulatory, marketing or management roles in industry.

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
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States