MSc Model-based Drug Development - Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modelling / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
12 months FT, 29 months PT
Entry requirements

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

  • Pharmaceutical sciences and other health sciences related degrees;
  • Biomedical sciences;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Engineering;
  • Mathematics;
  • Statistics.

Priority will be given to students with the strongest grades from high-ranking institutions. We expect successful applicants to demonstrate:

  • Interest and basic understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic concepts.
  • Numerical ability.
  • Prior experience and/or evidenced interest in use of relevant scientific programming languages.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
15 places
How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Contact us at  for more information or if you would like to speak with the course director before applying.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Qualify as a mathematical modeller with key skills in computational approaches in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Benefit from workshop sessions by applying the skills you develop to real-world data.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS 2021).
  • Units are also available as CPD courses.

Please note

This course develops mathematical modelling skills and has no laboratory or animal-based components. It also does not involve bioinformatics or molecular modelling.

This course is unsuitable for candidates who do not have the necessary numerical ability.

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £16,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £34,500
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £8,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £17,250

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

For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding 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).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 529 4563
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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