University of Bedfordshire
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time - Classroom
September and March
A good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in Honours degree in a medical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, chemical science or a related science subject from a recognised university or HE institution. The university also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with appropriate work experience.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent; OR evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.
Each unit of study has three summative assessment points and when each is marked you will be provided with feedback that is designed to show you where you are meeting/exceeding the standards and where/how you can/should make further improvement.
The final assessment in each of the taught units is a formal written examination. Other assessments will include laboratory reports, research proposals, poster/oral presentations.
The research project is assessed in three parts: first, the use and maintenance of a project notebook; second, production of a formal project dissertation; and finally, an oral presentation with associated question and answering session.
Further postgraduate study (e.g. MPhil/PhD) in the areas of molecular pharmacology, toxicology, cellular and molecular biology, cancer studies and computational biology with supervisors from the Department of Life Sciences, administered through the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology (iBEST).
The course programme will support graduates seeking careers in drug research and development from wide range of employers including the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, academic institutions, the NHS and other public organisations in the following key areas: Drug Design & Development; Preclinical Research; Clinical Research; Product Registration, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; Medicine Information; Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales; Medical Writing.
The course is divided into three semesters. As a full-time student, in each of semesters one and two you will study two taught units with a mixture of lectures, seminars/tutorials and practical sessions. In the third semester you will undertake an individual research project. The project is supervised by a member of academic staff and it is expected that you take responsibility for planning and implementing tasks.
Reasons for choosing this course
The course has been designed to develop you as a graduate who is able to:
Main learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to:-
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