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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

Learn about the world of fabrication of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products, enhancing your skill-set and employability.

Our MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics has been designed specifically to give you the chance to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to join the formulation world.

You’ll develop a foundation of knowledge in pharmaceutical formulation design and manufacture, and learn about the importance of nanotechnology and forefront developments, such as personalised medication.

You will have placements where you'll get the opportunity to go into industry and learn about the process of drug manufacturing. In addition, you'll get an insight into industry from guest speakers who have vast amounts of experience and knowledge to share.

As well as all of this, you will gain an oversight of related industries (eg cosmetics and herbal), with an emphasis on business and management.

Why study with us

This course has been tailored to prepare you for the demands of industry, giving you the knowledge, expertise and crucial hands-on experience. The broad curriculum addresses a number of industries and job roles, opening many employment and education avenues.

Our broad range of high-end facilities and equipment allows you to experience and explore current trends and focuses in research and industry.

Preston is a central cosmopolitan city set in the picturesque hills of Lancashire offering affordable accommodation and a range of amenities and leisure activities.

Future Careers in Industrial Pharmaceutics

MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics is designed to help you get your ‘foot in the door’ in industry as a formulation scientist or formulation development scientist. Additionally, this course can also provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to pursue a career in research and development.


The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of advanced drug delivery systems and their current potential clinical applications. You'll critically evaluate responsive drug delivery systems, their formulations, manufacture and relevance. You'll also be able to critically appraise literature in the subject area.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:1 in Recent Hons Degree from a UK University (or its equivalent/Overseas equivalent) in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Forensic Science, or a related subject. Or: a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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