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MRes Drug Sciences

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
24400 GBP
National
12570 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
School of Pharmacy
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Drug Sciences MRes is for graduates wishing to pursue a career in research. The programme provides a flexible opportunity for high-level research-based training and acquiring a range of academic skills that will prepare students for PhD level study or a career in biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

  • This MRes in Drug Sciences is conducted primarily as an in-depth and novel research project at the forefront of research in the area of medical and pharmaceutical sciences within the internationally recognised UCL School of Pharmacy.
  • Thus students gain research experience and training in their chosen research laboratory and also importantly, they have the opportunity to interact with expert researchers in all aspects of the drug discovery and delivery process.
  • Student / staff ratios › 99 staff including 42 postdocs › 117 taught students › 133 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

An upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, the pharmaceutical or physical sciences or related fields, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Dissertation

Options

  • Students select either one or two modules from a wide range including:
  • Medicines for Children
  • Women's Health
  • CNS Pharmacology and Disorders
  • CNS Drugs of Abuse
  • Epileptic Disorders: Research Insights and Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Discovery
  • Modern Aspects of Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Curing Cancer: New Targets, New Drugs, and New Problems
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Uses of Plants – Benefits and Risks
  • Nanomedicines and Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Overcoming Biological Barriers
  • Intelligent Design of Medicines
  • New Drug Targets in the CNS
  • Anticancer Personalised Medicines
  • Pharmacogenomics, Adverse Drug Reactions and Biomarkers
  • Advanced Structure-Based Drug Design
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Dissertation/report
All students undertake a programme of full-time research equivalent to approximately 10 months' duration. This research will be written up as a dissertation at the end of the period of study.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars, laboratory work, participation in the research training programme. Assessment is through written examination, research dissertation, oral presentation and viva voce examination.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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