The research project is said to be undertaken in conjunction with the internationally-renowned Sheffield RNAI screening facility.
The University of Sheffield, UK has started inviting applications for their MSc Approaches to Drug Discovery course starting in September, 2022.
The research-led masters course provides laboratory training to future scientists in drug screening and gene discovery using the latest automated genomics techniques. Students will also gain training in pharmaceutical industry practices through direct contact with industry leaders from a wide range of companies.
The project is said to be undertaken in conjunction with the internationally renowned Sheffield RNAI screening facility. The course will provide candidates with world-class training and professional skills in using pharmaco-genomics. Candidates will benefit from modern research laboratories and equipment, including purpose-built facilities for drug screening, laboratory automation, cellular assays, imaging and processing.
Candidates will be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. They will be given individual research projects and will be given opportunities to be working alongside professional scientists.
Candidates holding a three or a four-year bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% or a first-class in a biomedical-related subject from a reputable university are eligible for the one-year course. Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each component, or equivalent is required.
The candidates will be assessed on the basis of formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.
For overseas students the course fee is GBP 28,500 and for domestic students the course fee will remain GBP 13,000.