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Course summaryWork in state-of-the-art facilities on exciting practical projects.Explore the fundamental principles of molecular pharmacology and biotechnology.Enhance your laboratory skills from experimental design through to interpretation of results.Learn how to synthesise new drugs, or produce them from genetically modified microorganism.Develop as an autonomous learner capable of reflecting on learning, knowledge and professional practices.This course has been designed to respond to the
Work in state-of-the-art facilities on exciting practical projects.
Explore the fundamental principles of molecular pharmacology and biotechnology.
Enhance your laboratory skills from experimental design through to interpretation of results.
Learn how to synthesise new drugs, or produce them from genetically modified microorganism.
Develop as an autonomous learner capable of reflecting on learning, knowledge and professional practices.
This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for professional pharmacologists and biotechnologists. You'll learn to translate laboratory medical research into clinical applications, and study topics such as diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of disease. Throughout, you'll learn to apply medical biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and drugs.
How you learn
On this course, you’ll work with researchers and academics who are expert and renowned in the field, and do so in cutting-edge industry-standard facilities.
You’ll tackle theoretical topics including pharmacology and advanced cell biology, as well as technical topics such as sub-cloning, cell culture and quantitative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR)
Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the program and applied to pharmacological and biotechnological problems or case studies. New elements of Genomics and Proteomics have been introduced, which allow you to apply basic science knowledge and skills to experimental study design. Modules may include Fundamentals of Laboratory Practice, Cell Biology and Applied Laboratory Practice.
Students need a 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Students with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Students with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of the city’s vibrant centre. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.