This course provides expert critical and technical knowledge related to the development, analysis and production of medicines, the drug industry and regulatory affairs.
You'll study recent trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics and evaluate the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry.
You'll also gain an understanding of the processes and methods used in clinical trials and the regulation of medicines and acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue your career in pharmaceutical science.
This course provides the opportunity to acquire all the attributes necessary for a successful career in pharmaceutical science, undertaking lead research and development, or analytical management roles in the drug and healthcare industries.
You’ll acquire broad knowledge of contemporary, integrated drug discovery strategies and acquire the necessary skills to communicate effectively across the key diverse component disciplines with other professional scientists and non-specialist audiences.
You’ll develop broad knowledge of current pharmaceutical analysis and quality control strategies and will learn about GMP and GLP compliance. You’ll also gain an in-depth critical understanding of current research in biotechnology and pharmaceutical science.
There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices including specialist equipment such as HPLC, UV/Vis, and FTIR. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or pharmaceutical industry in the UK or overseas.
You‘ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.
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 science.
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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