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MSc Drug Discovery

Apply now to come to the UK to study our master's in Drug Discovery.

Become an industry expert

Our highly-ranked department offers excellent graduate prospects and strong links to industry.


Gain knowledge and practical skills in drug discovery science from target identification through to getting a drug to market.

This course is aimed at students with a background in chemistry, biosciences, pharmacy or pharmacology. You will become familiar with a range of concepts and research techniques in drug discovery including target identification and validation, screening platforms, optimisation of small molecule drugs and biotherapeutics, and the importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, you will also follow either a biology or chemistry training track alongside your drug discovery studies. This will enable you to build up your practical skills and gain a strong background in both disciplines.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course from India, you need to have a bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class. Your undergraduate degree should be in chemistry (or chemistry-related subject, such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry), biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, drug discovery or biomedical sciences.

Meet our Indian students

Find out more about what it’s like to study at the University of Bath.


Your career, funding and visa

Find out more about your career options, funding your studies, and applying for a visa.


Your career

The course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, so you will graduate with the core science skills that are highly sought after by the pharmaceutical industry.

You'll gain the knowledge and practical skills for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or for further postgraduate study and research in medicinal chemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacology.

Funding

We are offering one full tuition fee scholarship to a master's student from India. To apply, you must hold an offer to study on one of our MSc courses and apply for the scholarship by 27 April 2020.

Tier 4 visa applications

Bath is taking part in a Tier 4 visa pilot scheme, giving you the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process.

2-year Post-Study Work visa

The UK government has announced a new two-year Post-Study Work visa, expanding opportunities for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK.

The new ‘Graduate’ route will be open to all international students and will allow you to work, or look for work, for two years after completing your studies.

‘Knowledge is great, but being able to apply it is even greater.’
John Westwick Professor of Pharmacology and Industry Expert

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Experience the University

We hold events and live web chats several times a year to help you experience the University without coming to campus.


Virtual Open Day

Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 11:00 to 15:00 GMT.

Join us and get an insight into what it is like to study at Bath. Watch live webinars and take part in group chats with members of staff and current postgraduate students.

Live web chats

Join one of our web chats to find out more about studying at Bath. You’ll be able to chat with current students and staff and ask your questions on accommodation, courses, student services, placements, our city and more.

Our next web chat will take place on:


Living in Bath

You'll get a great experience living and studying at Bath. We'll support your academic progress and prepare you for your future career.


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Accommodation

As an overseas, fee-paying postgraduate student, applying by 17 June, you are guaranteed accommodation. You could apply to live on-campus, in our brand new dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students, or in town.

Living in Bath as a student

Studying at Bath means you'll live in a vibrant, friendly, historic city, with lots of activities for you to join. You can go on nights out, get active, treat yourself by going to Britain's only natural thermal spa or a boat trip along the river.

You'll be able to meet other postgraduate students through the Postgraduate Association, which organises regular events.

There's also the Bath Asian Society, which is one of the biggest cultural societies on campus. They organise events to enjoy and explore South Asian cultures.

Support during your studies

You can get advice, support and guidance on an academic and personal level throughout your studies at Bath.

We'll assign you a personal tutor to support you in your studies. Your tutor will guide you in your academic progress and support your personal and professional development throughout your time here. They can help you adjust to studying at university and point you in the right direction to get any other help you might need.

Explore the MSc in Drug Discovery in detail

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