MSc Drug Discovery and Development
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
1. Develop an integrated and comprehensive understanding of the process of drug discovery and development;2. Critically evaluate the current science underpinning a range of technical areas in the drug discovery and development pipeline, including small molecule lead discovery and optimisation, pre-clinical testing, clinical safety and efficacy, commercialisation;3. Develop a sophisticated understanding of the legal regulatory framework and its implementation in drug development;4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the commercial and social drivers shaping the pharmaceutical industry;5. Demonstrate mastery in a range of computational, practical and/or analytical techniques appropriate to drug discovery and development;6. Design, plan and execute an independent and in-depth research project in an area of drug discovery and development;7. Develop advanced problem-solving, interpretation and data analysis skills, demonstrated through a range of activities;8. Demonstrate advanced ability to communicate information and defend ideas in writing and verbally as evidenced through the production of written reports and oral presentations;9. Take a proactive and self-reflective role in working to develop professional relationships with others, including the ability to lead and work in teams.
Transferable (key) skills
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
- Evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- Evaluating and criticising received opinion;- Making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.