This programme is primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at international students who have an interest in developing a career in the pharmaceutical sector.
It is designed to equip you with versatile skills in the theoretical understanding, practical execution and critical evaluation of pharmaceutical science principles.
You will develop expert critical and technical knowledge related to the development, analysis and production of medicines (pharmaceutics), the drug industry and regulatory affairs.
You will gain insight to contemporary, integrated drug discovery strategies, study recent trends in chemical and biological therapeutics and evaluate the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry.
You will also study the interaction between drugs and the body (pharmacology) and explore key analytical and bioanalytical techniques used in therapeutic drug monitoring, with the opportunity for hands-on practical experience in a range of specialist instrumentation and techniques.
This programme provides the opportunity to acquire versatile skills in the theoretical understanding, practical execution and critical evaluation of Pharmaceutical Science principles to underpin your chosen professional careers. In addition, a specific aim is to enhance your theoretical understanding and practical application of analytical science in pharmaceutical disciplines.
You’ll acquire broad knowledge in contemporary pharmaceutics and pharmacology and gain an in-depth critical understanding of current research in biotechnology and pharmaceutical science.
You’ll develop broad knowledge of current pharmaceutical analysis and quality control strategies and will learn about GMP and GLP compliance.
There is a strong focus on developing your analytical and practical laboratory skills with many opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices including specialist equipment, for example, HPLC, UV/Vis, FTIR, microscopy, cell culture and flow cytometry. You will have the opportunity to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data, and to interpret and evaluate data produced both in the laboratory and in silico.
In the final trimester you will undertake an independent project within a dedicated research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your practical, analytical and scientific research skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation
You will develop graduate attributes necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical sector, developing key skills including communication with other professional scientists and non-specialist audiences, organisational skills, problem-solving, review and synopsis, numeracy, statistical analysis and computing skills.
With a two-year Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical & Analytical Science, you can take advantage of the increased opportunities for advancement in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or bioscience sectors, as discovery or development scientists, in research leadership, development or management roles. You may develop your career in global pharmaceutical companies, smaller developing biotechnology enterprises, contract drug testing companies or service providers to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, hospital laboratories, or in local government, or health and safety divisions in industry.
Successful completion of the programme also provides a sound platform for PhD study across the pharmaceutical and bio-molecular sciences, in worldwide academic and research institutions.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences in order to be eligible for this programme.
The following acceptable degree background are: pharmacy; pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry; biological or biomedical sciences; chemistry; immunology; biotechnology; genetics; virology; molecular biology; forensic biology.
We may also consider degree-equivalent qualifications, as well as applicants without Honours degree equivalence but who have appropriate experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.
You will be eligible to apply if you have gained one of the following:
6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5
TOEFL Internet Based Test
80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
Pearson’s Test of Academic English
56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component
|Type of university||Public|
|Mode of Payment||Direct payment, cash by post, Western Union, credit or debit card, or ePay.|
|Accreditation||The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) or other recognized bodies|
|Housing capacity||1,240 students|
|The average cost of attendance||28,000-30,000 GBP|
The table below shows the estimated cost of living in UK while attending the institute. The cost is presented annually and may vary according to the needs of individuals.
|Item||Amount per annum in GBP|
|Accommodation, Food, Transportation, Books and Supplies, Insurance, etc.||12,600|
For taught undergraduate and graduate programs, any one of the following test scores are required:
|Accepted tests||Minimum required scores|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall, of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall, of 80 with a minimum of 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, 18 in reading, and 17 in writing|
|Pearson’s Test of Academic English||Overall, of 56 with a minimum of 51 in each element|
|Cambridge C2 Proficiency (or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Cambridge B2 First (or Cambridge English First (FCE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced (or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Trinity Integrated Skills Test (ISE)||ISEII, ISEIII, ISEIV with a pass in each element|
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, other tests that are accepted by the university include TOEFL ‘At Home’ Test (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), IELTS Indicator (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), online Edinburgh Napier English Language Courses, Duolingo, and IELTS Academic tests taken more than two years but less than four years will be considered with the use of English language in work or education during that period playing a big role.
Duolingo test and its IELTS equivalent is shown below
|IELTS score||Duolingo equivalent|
|6.0 with no subsection lower than 5.5||95-105|
|6.5 with no subsection lower than 6.0||105-115|
|7.0 with no subsection lower than 6.5||115-125|
|7.5 with no subsection lower than 7.0||125-135|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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