Cheminformatics & Toxicology
Students learn the fundamentals of pharmacology and toxicology and are introduced to computational drug design, programming for biology and statistical computing in R.
Students consider more advanced concepts in toxicology and investigate controversial areas of toxicology. The students also learn to apply bioinformatic and cheminformatic tools to large data sets.
Students work independently with the guidance of an academic or industry-based thesis supervisor on a cheminformatics research project.
The course involves lectures, laboratory-based training, self-directed learning and a three-month independent research project. Competence is assessed through a mixture of written examinations, computer-based examinations, course work and a research thesis.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Primary degree: A 2.2 degree or higher (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
Language skills: An IELTS score of 6.5 or greater in all categories is required.
WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
1 year, full-time.
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Graduates from the course will be employed in the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetics industry, national and EU regulatory bodies, toxicology consultancies, and academia.