This programme is open to suitably qualified international and UK graduates. Potential students must hold at least a 2nd class Honours Degree in a chemistry-based subject - e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology or biological chemistry from a UK University. Overseas students must possess an equivalent qualification.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language. They should meet our minimum English language requirement by taking one of the following tests:
IELTS. Minimum requirement - 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area.
TOEFL IBT. Minimum requirement - 93 overall, (19 in listening and speaking, 18 in reading and 23 in writing).
Pearson Academic. Minimum requirement - 63 overall, 57 in each area.
We do not accept a Password test.
Duration of programme: Full-time: 12 months Start date: October Distance learning available: No Intake: 10
UK/EU students: £5,460*International students: £15,600
UK/EU Scholarships - Aston 100 PG scholarships
International scholarships - We have scholarships for African & South American students
Aston Alumni discount - 20% discount
MSc Molecular pharmaceutics brings together three key pharmaceutically-relevant computational areas - computer-aided drug design, bioinformatics and pharmacokinetics – together with background in drug discovery and drug-relevant biology. The compulsory taught modules account for two-thirds of the course (120 credits) and the remainder is devoted to a 60-credit research project allowing specialisation in one of the computational areas.
The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.
A student on the course may expect to acquire skills in presentation, team working, report writing, general IT skills and specific computational IT skills.
Dr D L Rathbone - Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2007, a specialist in computer-aided drug design and chemical synthesis.
Dr Darren Flower: Reader in Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2010, a specialist in immunoinformatics, bioinformatics, cheminformatics and the molecular dynamic simulation of semi-stochastic systems.
Dr Raj K. Singh Badhan: Lecturer in Pharmacokinetics since 2010, a specialist in CNS targeting and drug delivery, whole body physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modelling, in-vitro and in-vivo microdialysis, systems biology and bioinformatics and drug transporter modelling.
Professor Andrew Pitt: Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Chemical Biology since 2012, a specialist in drug discovery and analysis, chemical biology, biomarker discovery, biotechnology, biocatalysis and systems and synthetic biology.
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