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Course Highlights

MSc Drug Discovery Science is a 1 Year Full-Time, Master Level Course and here are the top reasons to opt for this course.

  • With MSc Drug Discovery Science, students can discover how scientists discover drugs and chemicals for new pharmaceuticals.
  • Students are taught about the basic research skills which are required to meet the pharmaceutical industry standards, increasing demands for medicines that can treat illnesses safely and more effectively.
  • This course covers the drug discovery and design techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • You'll study topics such as pharmacology, toxicology, and genomics. 
  • Students are taught how to target molecules to treat specific identified, characterized, and optimized diseases for potential clinical trials.
  • The course is taught by world-leading scientists from chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine backgrounds who have several years of experience in the field of medicinal research.

 

Course Eligibility

Key Eligibility Requirements: MSc Drug Discovery Science

  • Class 12th
  • Bachelors: The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or other relevant subjects. 
  • Candidates with relevant work experience and good academic potential are also encouraged to apply for the MSc Drug Discovery Science programme.

Exams: English language requirements

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 and minimum component score 6 and above
  • PTE: 61 with more than 56 in every section.
  • Other English Tests: TOEFL IBT, NCUK English Tests are acceptable.(Waivers may be applicable)

Course Fees

Course Fees: MSc Drug Discovery Science

Categories

GBP ( Overseas Students )

Indian Rupee ( Overseas Students )

Tuition Fees

£ 24,950

25,23,347 INR

Hoste and Meals Expenses

£ 5,768 

5,83,353 INR

Personal Living Expenses

£ 6,300

6,37,158 INR 

Note: The above values are approximate and are subject to change.

 

Career Prospects

  • Students are provided with professional training on how to work in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Meritorious candidates are placed at major pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
  • The course also gives you an excellent foundation for a PhD in medicinal science.
  • An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK and abroad where reciprocating arrangements are done in relevance with professional bodies in other countries.

Key Learnings

  • Professors teach students the basics of chemistry and biology involved in protein interactions, their role in disease, and how drugs affect humans.
  • Students are taught computer-aided drug design techniques that predict how well a potential drug might work during the research procedure.
  • Screening technologies are also analysed with the help of automatic drug design techniques.
  • The course has been developed in consultation with industry experts to help students graduate with the core science skills highly sought in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • You will gain knowledge and practical skills in drug discovery science, starting from target identification to getting a drug to market.
  • Upon graduation, you'll be equipped for working in a wide range of roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Study Benefits

  • You'll get guidance from the expertise of the school's partners in the drug discovery industry. 
  • Computer-aided drug design training is provided by LifeArc, a drug discovery company and charity organisation. 
  • Schrodinger, a computer-aided drug design software company, offers introductory teaching and software licenses for the students.
  • You'll be taught the important skills necessary for making a successful career in the pharmaceutical sector as well as research in medicinal chemistry, biomedical sciences, and pharmacology.
  • As a student, you'll have access to world-class state of the art facilities like Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility, Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, and Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility.

Core Modules

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Drug Design
  • Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Modelling Protein Interactions
  • Laboratory Practice and Statistics
  • Research and Presentation Skills
  • Drug Discovery Research Project
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Synthesis
  • Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Infectious Disease and Antimicrobials
  • New Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Regulations

Scholarships

International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship 

  • This scholarship programme offers 150 scholarships worth 25% of your tuition fee for a postgraduate taught programme for the September intake. 
  • The deadline for scholarship applications will be around May month of the intake year.
  • Scholarship results are announced by June month of the intake year.

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

  • This scholarship offers £2,000 for courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • In addition, it offers £2,500 for courses in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Science. 
  • No additional scholarship application is required; the scholarship will be applied as a tuition fee if you meet the eligibility and award criteria mentioned as per the university guidelines. 
  • You must accept your offer from the University of Sheffield by June month of the intake year.

Postgraduate Taught Alumni Excellence  

  • Living expenses are affordable, and students have this fantastic opportunity to avail themselves with the scholarships entitled ‘Postgraduate Taught Alumni Excellence Scholarship’, which is a discount offer available up to £2,500.

 

 

Last updated on September 28, 2021

MSc Drug Discovery Science is a 1 Year Full-Time, Master Level Course and here are the top reasons to opt for this course.

  • With MSc Drug Discovery Science, students can discover how scientists discover drugs and chemicals for new pharmaceuticals.
  • Students are taught about the basic research skills which are required to meet the pharmaceutical industry standards, increasing demands for medicines that can treat illnesses safely and more effectively.
  • This course covers the drug discovery and design techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • You'll study topics such as pharmacology, toxicology, and genomics. 
  • Students are taught how to target molecules to treat specific identified, characterized, and optimized diseases for potential clinical trials.
  • The course is taught by world-leading scientists from chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine backgrounds who have several years of experience in the field of medicinal research.

 

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Key Eligibility Requirements: MSc Drug Discovery Science

  • Class 12th
  • Bachelors: The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or other relevant subjects. 
  • Candidates with relevant work experience and good academic potential are also encouraged to apply for the MSc Drug Discovery Science programme.

Exams: English language requirements

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 and minimum component score 6 and above
  • PTE: 61 with more than 56 in every section.
  • Other English Tests: TOEFL IBT, NCUK English Tests are acceptable.(Waivers may be applicable)
Show More

Course Fees: MSc Drug Discovery Science

Categories

GBP ( Overseas Students )

Indian Rupee ( Overseas Students )

Tuition Fees

£ 24,950

25,23,347 INR

Hoste and Meals Expenses

£ 5,768 

5,83,353 INR

Personal Living Expenses

£ 6,300

6,37,158 INR 

Note: The above values are approximate and are subject to change.

 

Show More

  • Students are provided with professional training on how to work in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Meritorious candidates are placed at major pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
  • The course also gives you an excellent foundation for a PhD in medicinal science.
  • An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK and abroad where reciprocating arrangements are done in relevance with professional bodies in other countries.
Show More

  • Professors teach students the basics of chemistry and biology involved in protein interactions, their role in disease, and how drugs affect humans.
  • Students are taught computer-aided drug design techniques that predict how well a potential drug might work during the research procedure.
  • Screening technologies are also analysed with the help of automatic drug design techniques.
  • The course has been developed in consultation with industry experts to help students graduate with the core science skills highly sought in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • You will gain knowledge and practical skills in drug discovery science, starting from target identification to getting a drug to market.
  • Upon graduation, you'll be equipped for working in a wide range of roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Show More

  • You'll get guidance from the expertise of the school's partners in the drug discovery industry. 
  • Computer-aided drug design training is provided by LifeArc, a drug discovery company and charity organisation. 
  • Schrodinger, a computer-aided drug design software company, offers introductory teaching and software licenses for the students.
  • You'll be taught the important skills necessary for making a successful career in the pharmaceutical sector as well as research in medicinal chemistry, biomedical sciences, and pharmacology.
  • As a student, you'll have access to world-class state of the art facilities like Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility, Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, and Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility.
Show More

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Drug Design
  • Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Modelling Protein Interactions
  • Laboratory Practice and Statistics
  • Research and Presentation Skills
  • Drug Discovery Research Project
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Synthesis
  • Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Infectious Disease and Antimicrobials
  • New Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Regulations
Show More

International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship 

  • This scholarship programme offers 150 scholarships worth 25% of your tuition fee for a postgraduate taught programme for the September intake. 
  • The deadline for scholarship applications will be around May month of the intake year.
  • Scholarship results are announced by June month of the intake year.

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

  • This scholarship offers £2,000 for courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • In addition, it offers £2,500 for courses in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Science. 
  • No additional scholarship application is required; the scholarship will be applied as a tuition fee if you meet the eligibility and award criteria mentioned as per the university guidelines. 
  • You must accept your offer from the University of Sheffield by June month of the intake year.

Postgraduate Taught Alumni Excellence  

  • Living expenses are affordable, and students have this fantastic opportunity to avail themselves with the scholarships entitled ‘Postgraduate Taught Alumni Excellence Scholarship’, which is a discount offer available up to £2,500.

 

 

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Last updated on September 28, 2021

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