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:
- 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
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]