University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Gain the skills you need to make a difference in the world of drug discovery. First you will gain a strong foundation in cell biology, the chemistry of the life sciences, drug delivery, neurophysiology and pharmacology. Then you will go on to apply your knowledge to individual systems or diseases of the body. These include the nervous, immune, cardiovascular, renal and gastrointestinal systems. In addition, your modules will cover cancer and infectious diseases, and you will learn how drugs are designed and synthesised, about their mechanisms of action, and the process of progressing drugs from the bench to the clinic. As you develop your skills as a scientist, you will also take a course in business studies at Norwich Business School. This will provide you with an understanding of the world of management and the key concepts of management practice – vital tools to working in today’s competitive, corporate world. Visiting lecturers from industry will expose you to real-world challenges and topics in the pharmaceutical industry, helping you to prepare for tomorrow’s jobs market. In the final year you will exploit your knowledge from the first two years and undertake a final-year project in collaboration with a faculty member active in pharmacological and drug research. This could include tackling current challenges in cancer, infectious diseases, age-related disorders, epigenetics, drug design or drug delivery. In addition to the final research project, you will have the opportunity to select from advanced modules covering a broad range of topics in biology, drug discovery and pharmacology. You will discover how toxicology and quality control of drugs are performed. Finally, in collaboration with Norwich Business School, you will take a course in project management.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400