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Master in Drug Discovery and Development (MSc) - Sunderland
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Master in Drug Discovery and Development (MSc) - Sunderland

University of Sunderland
On campus
 1840 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Aug 2024

Program Description

This master in Drug Discovery and Development (MSc) is an innovative, industry-orientated taught master's program offering a broad coverage of the pharmaceutical sciences with scope for developing a specialization in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, or drug design.

In the context of current global pharmaceutical R&D, the master in Drug Discovery and Development (MSc) 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.

The master in Drug Discovery and Development (MSc) 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 the University of Sunderland's supportive tutors. It will involve typical industry-style problem solving perhaps even with a pharmaceutical company partnership.

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Core Modules

Essential Pharmaceutical Science Research and Study Skills

Pharmaceutical R&D: Sciences and Regulation

Science and Technology for Drug Discovery

Science and Technology for Drug Development

Optional Modules

Choose one of the following:
Double Project
Double Dissertation
Single Project plus Single Dissertation


  • 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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