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.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Statutory tuition fee: 1,713 euro (2011-2012). Institutional tuition fee: 17,900 euro (2012-2013).
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Drug Regulatory Sciences:
This profile aims to provide basic knowledge in the important new field of regulatory affairs. The six-month research project is replaced by courses and a traineeship.
This is a coherent track of courses and research projects to train students in Experimental Pharmacology.
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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