Masters in Drug Development

Rapidly accelerate your career in biopharmaceuticals with a Masters degree in the field of Drug Development. Our purpose built programmes are market facing, with the aim of developing your career.

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Masters in Drug Development: Professional

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You will interact and learn from industry leaders, expand your professional network and be fully equipped to make an impact on the drug development sector.

You’ll gain the highly sought after skills and experience needed for making a positive difference and taking the lead in your career. Be a part of discovering and developing the medicines of the future which will improve lives for future generations.

Alongside invaluable hands-on lab and industry experience, you will also have the option of choosing a specialisation pathway based on your interests. Use your Masters degree to take the next step in your career, or alternatively continue your education with a PhD.

Masters courses

Our Masters programmes are unique, so take some time to discover the differences and find out which course best aligns with your interests and career goals.

Have a positive impact on society by discovering new medicines that will improve lives. You'll be able to choose a specialisation pathway based on your interests – either medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmacology or biomedical science.

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Designed, developed and delivered in partnership with Labcorp Drug Development, this 20-month Masters provides a 12-month paid placement, ideal for life science graduates wanting to start a career in this industry.

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Biopharmaceutical drugs are transforming the way we treat patients, fighting global diseases such as cancer and arthritis. This 12-month Masters is ideal for life science graduates wanting to start a career in this industry.

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Our community of pioneering graduates are leading the fight against global challenges associated with viruses and disease. Find out what they thought about studying at the University of Leeds.

"The opportunity to undertake a placement as part of the course and the fact that the course was taught by industry experts were key factors that made me decide to choose Leeds University".

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"I have been trained in so many things from raw data recording to virus production techniques and so I will be able to apply this training during my career".

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