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University of Hertfordshire: Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Placement Year

Institution University of Hertfordshire
Department Life Sciences
Telephone 01707 284800
Study type Taught


This course gives you in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of drug discovery with a particular emphasis on toxicology, the science behind the safety of drugs. We make full use of our geographical location at the heart of the UK pharmaceutical industry attracting numerous expert contributions from industry professionals (e.g. GSK, AZ).

The course will cover all aspects of new medicine research and development from identifying novel targets through drug screening to clinical trials of candidate medicines. With our excellent facilities, emphasis on practical work, and teaching underpinned by the latest research, you'll be qualified for research and development positions in pharmaceutical companies including discovery biology and toxicology, as well as a wide range of other non-laboratory roles in industry.

Alternatively, consider taking our other MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology routes:

MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Advanced Research

Why choose this course? You'll benefit from being taught by expert staff with pharmaceutical industry research and development and toxicology experience We have strong links to big pharma research sites nearby which provide you with the opportunity for numerous guest lecturers from the industry as well as networking opportunities Our state of the art Science Building provides excellent facilities for laboratory based studies, including QPCR, cell culture, protein analysis, isolated tissue studies, immunohistochemistry Upon graduation, you'll be equipped for working in a wide range of roles in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries If successful you will have the opportunity to apply for a 12-month placement. If you are not successfull in finding a placement position, then you can transfer to the MSc Drug Discovery and Toxicology Advanced Route.


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