Hull York Medical School
Pharmacology and Drug Development MSc
Hull York Medical School

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This new Masters qualification is designed for aspiring clinical researchers, as well as those wishing to gain a deep understanding of the underlying principles of how drugs work and how to develop new drugs.

You will work alongside both academics and practitioners, as well as external partners including international pharmaceutical companies and the Home Office, to develop the skills to develop the next generation of drugs, from first principles in the lab, testing in clinical trials, or taking new products to clinic.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Applicants must have previous training in human or mammalian biology (e.g. graduates from medical, biomedical, or biological undergraduate courses) and related backgrounds.


Tuition Fees Pharmacology and Drug Development MSc

Ireland £4865 year 1
EU £11650 year 1
England UK £4865 year 1
Northern Ireland £4865 year 1
Scotland £4865 year 1
Wales £4865 year 1
International £11650 year 1
Channel Islands £4865 year 1

Additional fee information

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Hull York Medical School

Hull York Medical School (HYMS) is a training school for NHS doctors. The school operates mainly from the campuses of the University of York and the University of Hull, as well as from the teaching hospitals of each city. The majority of trainees attending the programmes and courses at HYMS locations are new or non graduated doctors, but it is also the case that working doctors come to seek training and qualification in new areas of medicine to continue expanding their knowledge.

  • Clinical placements - Medicine graduate perspectives
  • Diversity in Medicine - Perspectives from Medicine graduates
  • "In first year I shadowed a surgeon – as an 18 year old it was mind-blowing" - Dr Tasha Herman

Where is this programme taught

Main Site, University of Hull
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