The Next Generation Drug Discovery programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.
Our programme aims to:
Graduates from our programme have:
Discover the career options that will be available to you.
Our distance learning programmes provide the discipline and focus to help you engage with new thinking, yet are structured to fit around busy working lives.
They are therefore suitable for those who wish to enter the drug development industry, and those already working in it who would like to enhance their qualifications.
You will achieve a highly-respected masters degree from a world-class University; distance learning is not distinguished on the degree certificate because we consider our degrees to be of equal value to a campus-based programme.
The benefits of these programmes include:
You will learn through a variety of teaching methods, including online tuition, peer-to-peer discussion and individual study. You will take twelve taught courses followed by a research project leading to a dissertation in your final year.
Individual courses can be taken for Continuing Professional Development purposes or you can study for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
We offer a fast-track option to complete the MSc in two years, or you can spread your programme over a maximum of six years, through intermittent study, allowing you to accommodate work and other commitments.
You can expect to spend seven to 13 hours a week on your studies, depending on your chosen schedule.
You can apply until:
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You will need at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level in a biological subject. Other scientific backgrounds are considered on a case-by-case basis. You may also need proven proficiency in English.
You will need at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent, in one or more of the following areas:
University level maths is required. If you have a background in physics, mathematics or other related sciences you may also be considered.
We encourage applications from people who haven’t formally studied in a while, and particularly people on career breaks. These applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, and courses have been designed to provide self-study material to bring all students up to the level of each course.
If you’re not sure whether you have the required background, please send details of your qualifications and a copy of your transcript to our Recruitment and Admissions team before applying so we can assess your suitability.
Scholarships are available.
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