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Full time | Guy's Campus | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Our Pharmaceutical Technology MSc offers you world-class teaching in formulation and drug delivery from internationally renowned scientists. This course has a strong scientific base, designed specifically to improve the skills of pharmacists and graduates with life sciences, chemistry and chemical engineering backgrounds. You will gain hands-on practical experience with some of the most advanced techniques and instruments, and conduct research with experts in the field.

Key benefits:

  • We are ranked 14th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
  • Well-equipped laboratories give you lots of ‘hands-on’ time with a range of modern techniques and instruments.
  • You will learn about the art of developing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients into medicinal products.
  • Opportunity to undertake an extended project of your choosing in the labs of internationally- rated scientists.


This course will teach you about the science and application of the formulation of pharmaceutical products, and will allow you to assist in the discovery and development of better medicines.

We aim to give you the knowledge and expertise in liquid and solid dosage form design and handling which you will need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes or biotech. You will also gain an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin dosage form stability. You will undertake in-depth study and research into the biopharmaceutic and physicochemical aspects of dosage form design.

Career prospects:

Our recent graduates have gone on to study for PhDs, to work in R&D laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry or to careers in biotech. Our overseas students have taken the skills and knowledge they develop with us to similar positions in their home countries.


Advanced Analytical Techniques, Numerical Methods and Regulatory Affairs (15 Credits)
Core Analytical Sciences (15 Credits)
Drug Delivery: Liquid Dosage Forms and Microbiology (30 Credits)
Drug Delivery: Solid Dosage Forms (30 Credits)
Research Project (60 Credits)
Principles Of Drug Delivery And Disposition (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum 2:1 first degree or overseas equivalent in pharmacy, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials or other relevant subject.