Drug Discovery and Business Strategy
You will learn the processes involved in discovering and developing a new drug and incorporated business strategies. You will study various analytical techniques and tools employed in drug discovery and, after completion of the course, will be expected to have the skills needed to start up new businesses offering specialised services in drug discovery or join drug discovery teams within the pharmaceutical industry. We will use a range of teaching and learning approaches to help you develop your knowledge and skills; including seminars, tutorials, lectures and case studies. You will have access to state-of-the art facilities across the School of Applied Sciences and the Business School within the Huddersfield Campus.
Modules have different teaching and assessment strategies and all aspects of teaching and assessment will be supported by real-life pharmaceutical examples. You will gain significant laboratory experience and confidence whilst studying on this course and you will be exposed to many modern analytical instrumental techniques and/or pharmaceutical production equipment. You will also be shown how to use computers, statistics and various computer packages and will be required to present posters and talks as part of the assessment programme for a number of modules on this course. You will also get the opportunity to engage with professionals and guest speakers.You will apply the knowledge gained throughout the course by systemically developing a business strategy and use your skills to pitch your business plan to potential investors and collaborators, amalgamating your expertise in sciences and business acumen.
Course Type: Academic courses
Learning Type: In Person
Start Months: September
Course Duration: Full Time
Full Time Hours: 12 months
Qualifications Required: MSc
Contact details of organiser: University of Huddersfield
Minimum of 2:2 UK honours degree or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry or other biological sciences such as biochemistry, pharmacology and physiology with adequate English proficiency.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS is 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in reading and writing, or equivalent.