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Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science MSc

Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science MSc

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Full time | University of Huddersfield | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Pharmacology

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Competent Pharmaceutical and Analytical Scientists are presently in demand in the pharmaceutical and related industries. This course has been designed with input from Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists with a wide range of industrial and research experience. Pharmaceutical analysis involves the testing of drug substances and the formulation of pharmaceutical drugs as they are utilized. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most recent technological developments and applications in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science. The different methods of drug formulation currently being used, and being developed, are described alongside the instrumental techniques which can be used in the analysis of drug components. The modules are taught by enthusiasts who are experts in their fields. The course is two thirds taught material and one third project.

Career support

Graduates of this course have a chance of gaining employment or advancing careers in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, regulatory authorities, the NHS and instrument companies. A significant proportion go on to study for a PhD.

96.4% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2016/17, UK domiciled graduates).


This module will consider the formulation of small molecules and macromolecules (e.g proteins and monoclonal antibodies) using advanced drug delivery systems. The application of advanced analytical techniques such as thermal and spectroscopic methods in drug development will also be appreciated. Latest trends in pharmaceutical development such as pharmaceutical nanotechnology and lipid based drug delivery systems will also be considered. Assessment is by test (50%) and Assignment (50%).

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: A minimum of a lower second class honours degree in Chemistry, Biology or Pharmacy or a related subject.