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Drug Discovery and Development
Drug Discovery and Development MSc
Drug Discovery and Development MSc

Drug Discovery and Development MSc

  • ID:US440103
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£26,550.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

This course is an innovative, industry-orientated taught Masters programme offering a broad coverage of the pharmaceutical sciences with scope for developing a specialisation in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis or drug design.

In the context of current global pharmaceutical R&D, the course covers advanced pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, drug design, pharmacology, the biology of disease, proteomics and pharmacogenomics. You will also cover regulatory processes for medicines, in line with ICH guidelines. It is a direct response to employers’ search for postgraduates who have the optimum mix of theoretical and practical skills to be able to make an immediate contribution to frontline modern drug development.

The course mixes taught elements in a compact timetable with self-directed research. The topic of the project or dissertation is designed collaboratively to fit both your personal interests and the expertise of Sunderland's supportive tutors. It will involve typical industry-style problem solving perhaps even with pharmaceutical company partnership.

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Modules on this course include:

  • Essential Pharmaceutical Science Research and Study Skills (30 credits)
  • Pharmaceutical R&D: Sciences and Regulation (30 credits)
  • Science and Technology for Drug Discovery (30 credits)
  • Science and Technology for Drug Development (30 credits)

Choose one Masters module:

  • Double Project (60 credits)
  • Double Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Single Project (30 credits) plus Single Dissertation (30 credits)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Sunderland graduates have been employed in companies such as GSK, Eisai, Reckitt Benckiser, Merck, Sharp & Dohme and Norbrook Laboratories. 98% of our Pharmacy graduates are employed in a professional or managerial role six months after graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK students).

Graduates from this course can pursue a variety of careers in the following areas: Drug Design, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Research, Pre-clinical Research in Experimental and Biological Studies, Formulation and Product Development, Pharmacogenomics and Proteomics, Clinical Research, Product Registration, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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