Model-based Drug Development

Year of entry: 2021

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Overview

Degree awarded
PG Credit
Duration
Varies by unit
Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate honours degree (minimum Lower Second or equivalent) from a reputable internationally-recognised institution in:

  • pharmaceutical sciences;
  • biomedical sciences;
  • pharmacology;
  • chemistry;
  • engineering;
  • mathematics;
  • statistics.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible; we accept applications on a rolling basis up until two weeks before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N N N Y

Course overview

  • Study one or more units from our MSc Model-based Drug Development degree as standalone courses for continuing professional development.
  • Fit further study into your schedule if you do not have the time to undertake a full master's course.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • Benefit from workshop sessions by applying the skills you develop to real-world data.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £1,400 per 15 credit unit
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £2,800 per 15 credit unit

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1798
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/cpd/subjects/pharmacy/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We require an undergraduate honours degree (minimum Lower Second or equivalent) from a reputable internationally-recognised institution in:

  • pharmaceutical sciences;
  • biomedical sciences;
  • pharmacology;
  • chemistry;
  • engineering;
  • mathematics;
  • statistics.

English language

English language students whose first language is not English require a minimum of one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 90 with a minimum of 22 in each component.

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a  University pre-sessional English language course  if your current IELTS scores are:

  • minimum 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 5-week pre-sessional course (PS5);
  • minimum 5.5 overall with 5.5 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10).

See further information about  requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible; we accept applications on a rolling basis up until two weeks before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course details

Course description

Our range of Model-based Drug Development CPD units provide you with the knowledge and skills for making evidence-based decisions at various stages of drug development.

If you are interested in studying model-based drug development at postgraduate level to further your professional prospects, but don't have the time to dedicate to a full master's course, you can take one or more units from our MSc as standalone continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

The CPD courses are designed for science, engineering or mathematics graduates, and scientists linked to the pharmaceutical industry who wish to expand their expertise while working in the industry.

You can transfer the credits earned through these CPD units to contribute towards an MSc award if you wish.

Available units

  • Basic Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (6 weeks, 15 credits)
  • Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetics and In Vitro-In Vivo Extrapolation (6 weeks, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Physiologically-based PK Models (6 weeks, 15 credits)
  • Data Analysis in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (12 weeks, 30 credits)

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Basic Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics PHAR69921 15 Optional
PBPK and In Vitro In Vivo Extrapolation (IVIVE) (1) Fundamental Concepts PHAR69922 15 Optional
Data Analysis in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics PHAR69923 30 Optional
PBPK and IVIVE 2 Advanced Concepts and Applications PHAR69932 15 Optional

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk