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Pharmaceutical Quality & Good Manufacturing Practice

Pharmaceutical Quality & Good Manufacturing Practice

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Study mode

Part time


21 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

This part-time course enables suitably-qualified pharmaceutical industry employees to:

  • acquire the necessary knowledge base to submit themselves for nomination as a Qualified Person (QP)
  • develop relevant academic knowledge and skills at postgraduate level
  • develop research and investigative skills in the area of pharmaceutical quality and good manufacturing practice

The course is provided in a unique collaboration between:

  • Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS)
  • NSF International (formerly known as NSF-DBA and David Begg Associates (DBA))
  • NSF-Health Sciences are leading experts in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries offering training, consultancy and auditing services.


Modules are assessed individually. You’ll sit formal examinations. MSc students write and submit for examination a thesis based on their research project.


Research project

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You should hold a relevant degree in a pharmaceutical, biological or chemical discipline or equivalent. You’re required to have attended and completed the required number of Qualified Person (QP) or QLP modules with NSF International.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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