New course introduced by the University of Sheffield

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     The University of Sheffield, UK is inviting applications for its new MSc Drug Discovery Science course starting in September 2020.

    The course will help the students to find out how scientists discover chemical candidates for new pharmaceuticals. Students  on the course will 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.

    This course covers the drug discovery and design techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. Students will learn study topics such as pharmacology, toxicology and genomics as they learn how  drug – like molecules to  treat specific diseases are identified, characterised and optimised for potential clinical trials.

    The training will cover the fundamental chemistry and biology of protein interactions, their role in disease and how drugs affect the human body. Students will 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.

    Duration 1 year full-time

    Facilities – Students will have access to expertise and equipment in the state-of-art research facilities and centres, including:

    Eligibility- 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.

    For international students, following requirements for English are required:

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

    Fee – £23,750 for international students

    For further information – https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2020/drug-discovery-science-msc or contact – [email protected]