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MSc Model-based Drug Development / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
12 months FT or 24 months PT
Entry requirements

For the MSc, applicants require a relevant university first degree from a reputable internationally recognised institution (as determined by the PG Office at the University of Manchester). The minimum class degree should be 2.2 or its equivalent.

For individual CPD modules, there are no specific entry requirements other than relevant industry experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There are a maximum of 15 places available.
How to apply

Apply online

Contact us if you need more information or to arrange a discussion with the programme director.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

The course focuses on the broad range of issues that make up modelling and simulation efforts during drug development and these are reinforced via hands-on application of the skills to real data.

The MSc Model-based Drug Development programme has been developed with an emphasis on mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (PKPD); such as Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetics (PBPK) .

We view this under the general umbrella of systems biology and hence enable students to apply their knowledge of modelling and simulation in various areas of research within the pharmaceutical industry.

The flexible, distance learning nature of the course means that you can fit study around your other commitments. The only required time on-site is during the twice yearly residential sessions.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £18,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250 per annum
    International students (per annum): £10,750 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,167 per annum
    International students (per annum): £7,167 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0604
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