MSc Drug Discovery
This programme offers training in modern analytical techniques as applied to drug design and discovery. It includes training in modern organic synthesis, natural product chemistry and spectroscopic methods. Combined with this is an extensive training in modern computing technology as applied to drug design and discovery, including molecular modelling, pharmacophore searching, protein modelling and ligand docking, and applications of robotics and automation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Coupled with this is a working knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology and an extensive research project where you will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice. Full training in the necessary research skills will be given before undertaking the research project.
First degree equivalent to Lower Second or higher in chemistry or a related discipline. Alternative qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Selection is based upon a candidate’s application, references and an informal interview.
English language requirements
Candidates for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 or above with a score of 7.0 or above in each category (or an equivalent qualification).
Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.