MRes in Drug Delivery Systems with International Placement
We offer the MRes Drug Delivery Systems to students who may wish to experience an international placement. Students who select this option will be enrolled on the MRes Drug Delivery Systems as normal but, uniquely, will spend at least 6 months in SIPBS, Strathclyde, UK, followed by up to 6 months at the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students will therefore have supervisors both at SIPBS and IMU.
This course is designed to provide students with intensive laboratory-based training in research methods, supported by in-depth understanding, in Drug Delivery Systems. The aim is to prepare graduates to make contributions, as individuals and members of a team, to research-oriented activities in the biomedical industries and related service sectors, or academia. The course is also well-suited to students wishing to upgrade a first degree, change field, or gain valuable laboratory experience before employment or a PhD.
The MRes in Drug Delivery Systems degree will be awarded by the University of Strathclyde.
A 12 month (full time) MRes degree is focussed on research and students will spend 8 months equivalent undertaking a laboratory-based research project. The project will be co-supervised by staff from SIPBS, Strathclyde, and the IMU.
Example research projects include:
- Nanoparticulate formulations of insulin and their analysis
- Nasal formulations of poorly soluble compounds
- Imaging of dermal formulations using Raman microscopy techniques
- Antileishmanial activity of extracts and compounds from Monodora myristica
The 4 months of instructional classes will be taken in Strathclyde. Students will be taught through lectures, workshops and practical classes in three areas:
- transferable skills training in data mining, interpretation and presentation; experimental planning; personal effectiveness, commercialisation and entrepreneurship
- advanced-level techniques, learning practical skills in formulation, testing and analysis
- advanced-level topics, gaining an in-depth understanding of drug delivery systems
Students should normally have a second-class (upper) honours degree, or the equivalent, in a pharmacy-related subject. Other qualifications may also be considered.
The total fee for the academic year 2012-13 is currently GBP 17,800 (which includes tuition and bench fees), plus a refundable total of GBP 790 (which comprises a IMU 'caution deposit' of GBP 450 and a IMU ‘personal bond' of GBP 340).
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the University of Strathclyde, using the online application process. Applicants are not required to submit a detailed research proposal at the application stage.
Dr Catherine Lawrence, Course Coordinator
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Strathclyde
161 Cathedral Street
Tel: +44 141 548 5755
Dr Chee-Onn Leong, IMU Coordinator
International Medical University
126 Jalan 19/155B
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2731 7528