Drug Development Science PGDip

Course Introduction

The Drug Development Science course is a highly flexible study programme designed for those working in or seeking to work in the field of drug development. The course aims to provide students with expertise and skills in all aspects of medicine development, including preclinical testing, clinical development, drug regulation and drug safety.

Description:

The Drug Development Science course offers you flexibility with the choice of modules and whether to study for a full Masters qualification, a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. The MSc pathway is a one to four-year course that requires modules totalling 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway can be studied over a period of two to three years and requires completed modules with a total of 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate route requires modules with a minimum total of 60 credits to achieve the award.

Career prospects:

It is expected that students who complete this course will be able to work in a medicines development field, opening up job opportunities that might have previously been beyond their reach and enhancing their value to their employers. Previous students have gone on to work in regulatory agencies, clinical research companies, leading pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and pharmaceutical contract research organisations.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28: Part time duration may vary from 2 - 3 years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,660 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,660 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £17,700 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject, or overseas equivalent. Applicants without a degree but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Employment within a relevant industrial environment would be advantageous but is not essential. We will require two satisfactory references. If you have completed your degree in the last three years, one of your references should be an academic reference. Overseas applicants should bear in mind that, as this is a part-time programme, they will not be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa.
  • International entry requirements: A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject, or overseas equivalent. Applicants without a degree but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Employment within a relevant industrial environment would be advantageous but is not essential. We will require two satisfactory references. If you have completed your degree in the last three years, one of your references should be an academic reference. Overseas applicants should bear in mind that, as this is a part-time programme, they will not be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa. Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92