The studies in Drug Discovery and Development give students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition, students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance and after graduation will master drug discovery and development processes as well as procedures applied in drug regulatory science. They will also be familiar with the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. Furthermore, they will get comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The studies also give a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Career or after graduation opportunities

After graduating from the programme, students will be equipped with skills that provide them with multiple career options. For instance, they will be able to join the industry in Finland or abroad, or to enter the public sector, for example, in various authoritative duties. The programme provides also an excellent opening for postgradute studies. The MSc degree completed in the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide.

Graduates will be experts in drug discovery and development processes. They will know the procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. They will learn comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. Studies also give a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Possible job titles are:

  • medical liaison
  • medical writer
  • regulatory consulting expert
  • scientific/technical advisor
  • research director
  • project manager
  • drug development pharmacologist
  • university lecturer/researcher

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DEGREE AWARDED

Master of Science

APPLICATION PERIOD

3 December 2018 – 31 January 2019

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START DATE

Autumn 2019

DURATION

120 credits, 2 years of full-time study

FACULTY

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine

LOCATION

University of Turku

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

12 000 €

CONTACT INFORMATION

biomedicine@utu.fi

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