The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow is inviting applications for its MSc Advanced Pharmacology course for the September-2022 academic session.
The Masters in Advanced Pharmacology will provide students with a comprehensive three-part postgraduate life sciences training.
Firstly, unlike many Masters courses, it will offer students dedicated training in a broad suite of practical laboratory skills. Secondly, this is complemented by two unique classes that develop your transferable skills in statistics, presentations, career development, and ethics, as well as honing your science writing skills and your ability to design experiments and analyse sophisticated datasets. Thirdly, the taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields and you'll be taught by active researchers or practising clinical professionals.
The year-long programme focuses on the effects of medications and other chemicals on the body in both health and sickness. Students will learn about the development of new and improved medicines as well as disease treatment.
What will be covered in the course?
- Vital transferable skills in statistics, communication, ethics, science writing and critical analysis of data
- Two semesters of postgraduate laboratories, giving you the practical abilities & interpretational skills that will prepare you for your project & future career
- Short optional classes in in vivo biology or drug discovery
- A compulsory Pharmacology class followed by a choice of either Clinical Pharmacology, or Applied Pharmacology
- A summer project in an active research laboratory
The course provides the perfect springboard to future training at PhD level or gives you a range of skills and experience that will prove attractive to employers from industry or the health-care provision sector.
Candidates having minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a biological or chemical discipline, can apply for this programme. Candidates must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5) to apply for this course.
The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials and hands-on practical sessions. If a candidate successfully completes the required taught classes, he/she can go on to take a laboratory project for the MSc.
Assessment of taught classes is through the following:
- Multiple choice tests
- Computer quizzes
- Problem solving scenarios
- Poster & oral presentations
- Formal written exams
The laboratory project is assessed through a written thesis.
International students have to pay GBP 22,400 for this course.
After graduating, you'll be ideally qualified for positions in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as hospitals and universities.
- This course provides the background training for a career in:
- Clinical pharmacology
- Pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry laboratory research posts
- Laboratory technical support
- Medical/pharmaceutical/life science sales
Alternatively, students may wish to continue studies for an MPhil or PhD.
Click here to find more details about the course.