M.Sc. Drug Innovation

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 February: September (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: October  2014, March  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Master's in Drug Innovation focuses on interdisciplinary research in the field of innovation and usage of drugs, biologicals (such as vaccines and gene therapeutics)and diagnostics.

Despite a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease, the number of newly introduced innovative drugs is steadily decreasing. As drugs have proven to be effective and inexpensive weapons against disease in the 20th century (e.g. antibiotics and psychopharmaceuticals), it is important to reverse this worrying trend using innovative techniques. In this programme you will start with the 'Introduction to Drug Innovation', after which you select at least three courses from the introductory theoretical courses. Upon that you will choose elective courses, attend seminars and do a major and minor research project. The major project is carried out within Utrecht University. The minor project may be carried out in another organisation in the Netherlands or abroad. Your final thesis is based on a literature review of a relevant subject. As a graduate you will be eligible for many PhD programmes and be able to contribute to drug innovation within research institutes, any of the growing number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies or health care organisations. The programme is also offered as a part-time course.

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1): * theory: 30%
* practice: 40%
* self study: 30%




Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.
* The percentage of foreign students: 50%
* The percentage of students abroad: 20%




This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


Specialities:
Drug Regulatory Sciences:

Hundreds of people work full time in regulatory affairs, associated with such organisations as the Medicines Evaluation Agency (MEA - comparable to the FDA) or the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Here the key issue addressed is whether a molecule or substance will positively (or negatively) contribute to public health. The courses are taught by MEA staff who are experts in the field of regulatory affairs.

Experimental Pharmacology:

Apart from more theory you will experience pharmacology at different organizational levels (molecular, cellular, whole body), but also at different fields, like psychopharmacology and immunopharmacology.

Requirements

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Additional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
* IELTS overall band: 6.5
* IELTS writing: 6
* TOEFL paper based: 580
* TOEFL computer based: 237
* TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:
Utrecht University:The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective, non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.For additional information: Website

Utrecht University:This scholarship offers outstanding prospective non-Dutch students the opportunity to follow the Master's Programme in Legal Research at Utrecht University. Selected students are awarded a scholarship of up to a max. of â`¬5,000/year, for the duration of two years.For additional information: Website

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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