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MSc Model-Based Drug Development at The University of Manchester
MSc Model-based Drug Development

Our MSc focuses on the modelling and simulation skills that are currently transforming the drug development industry.

MSc Model-based Drug Development / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
12 months FT or 24 months PT
Entry requirements

We require a relevant first degree (minimum Lower Second or equivalent) from a reputable internationally recognised institution.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
15 places
How to apply

Apply for this course by filling in our online form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require with the completed form.

Contact us 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 modeller with hands-on experience if you're a scientist already working in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK and 16th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Undertake full-time learning or fit study around other commitments with our part-time option.
  • Benefit from hands-on learning by applying the skills you develop to real-world data.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500 per annum
    International students (per annum): £11,000

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.


Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 1798
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health