MSc in Drug Discovery Science

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The total service fee for this program:

€ 499

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€ 99

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ABOUT

Find out how scientists discover chemical candidates for new pharmaceuticals. You’ll learn how to meet the pharmaceutical industry’s increasing demands for drugs that can treat illnesses safely and more effectively, overcome antibiotic resistance, and be produced at a lower financial and environmental cost.

 

Course description

This course covers the drug discovery and design techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll study topics such as pharmacology, toxicology and genomics as you learn how target molecules to treat specific diseases are identified, characterised and optimised for potential clinical trials.

Your training will cover the fundamental chemistry and biology of protein interactions, their role in disease and how drugs affect the human body. You’ll learn about computer-aided drug design techniques that are used to predict how well a potential drug might work and screening technologies that are used to test a drug’s effect on its molecular targets.

The course is taught by world-leading scientists from across chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine and gives you access to state-of-the-art screening and analysis facilities.

 

Modules

A selection of modules are available each year – some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course.

Core modules:

 

Drug Design, Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry
The Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry
Laboratory Practice and Statistics
Research and Presentation Skills
Drug Discovery Research Project

 

 

 

Optional modules – two or three from:

 

AMR and Current Clinical Practice
Cancer Biology
Gene Networks: Models and Functions
Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Synthesis
Modelling Protein Interactions
Neurodevelopment and Behaviour

 

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we’ll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

 

Duration

1 year full-time

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Individual research projects

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation and viva

Your career

Graduates from this course are well trained for roles working on drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry and graduates from the department regularly find jobs at major pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. The course also gives you excellent foundations for a PhD in medicinal science.

Facilities

You’ll have access to expertise and equipment in the state-of-art research facilities and centres, including:

  • Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility, where researchers can perform whole-genome screening experiments using Drosophila cells
  • Centre for Stem Cell Biology, where scientists are using pluripotent stem cells as a route to new drugs and treatments
  • Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, which has a dedicated Drug Discovery Suite and new technologies based on robotics and AI
  • Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility, with equipment and expertise in proteomics, metabolomics and isotope ratio analysis
  • Wolfson Light Microscopy Facility, which has confocal, widefield, light-sheet fluorescence and super-resolution light microscopy systems

Collaborators

You’ll benefit directly from the expertise of our partners in the drug discovery industry. Computer-aided drug design training is provided by LifeArc, a drug discovery company and charity organisation. Schrodinger, a computer-aided drug design software company, provides introductory teaching and software licenses for our students.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or another relevant subject. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential are also encouraged to apply.

 

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

Pathway programme for international students

If you’re an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

 

 

Fees and funding

  • Home (2022 annual fee) : £12,250
  • Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £26,200

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you’re studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study.

 

key dates

September start

 

Monday 29 August 2022

Last date to request a deferral to September 2023 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We’re not able to consider deferral requests for applications to courses using our staged admissions process.

Friday 9 September 2022 (17:00 British Summer Time)

Applications close for September 2022 entry

Monday 17 October 2022

Last date to register for most courses 

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

26200

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): 260 /once
Study Care Insurance Plus: 32 /monthly

University & General Expenses

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80

TOEFL iBT
88.00
PTE
61.00
IELTS
6.50

accommodation

The international undergraduate and postgraduate students at this university can use different types of accommodation options and live in a safe and vibrant environment to focus entirely on their studies and get the best result, also the students can use the cafes and bars gyms, and other living facilities, on the other hand, they can have an accommodation tour and Sheffield city tour to become familiar with their living environment and make the most suitable decision, as we said, this university offers various accommodation options with different fees like £6,782.58 to £10,210.62 for a rental place in the city for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and they can choose to have a private or shared room.

After Graduation

The international students can work up to 20 hours in part-time jobs in the UK, however, they must refer to their visa to see whether they have study and work permits or not, we recommend you to focus only on your education to get the best results and be able to find the most suitable jobs in the UK or the global market right after graduation, on the other hand, if the international applicants need extra financial help to pay for their tuition fee, living, and study expenses, they can find part-time jobs under some conditions, also if the students find related jobs to their educational fields (with the help of the university), they will obtain more real experience and skills aside from the theoretical knowledge that they acquire during their study period.

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MSc in Drug Discovery Science

Chemistry

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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Tuition
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26200

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Application Fee

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0

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Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80