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Pharmaceutical Technology and Medicines Control MSc

Pharmaceutical Technology and Medicines Control MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Start date has been rescheduled from Sep-2020 to Jan-2021.

Overview

This programme is unique as it combines the study of pharmaceutical technology, including pharmaceutical sciences, and medicines control.

It has been designed to provide you with an advanced theoretical knowledge of sciences that are related to disciplines in pharmaceutical sciences, and give you the skills you need for laboratory work in this area.

These disciplines include the development of pharmaceutical formulation, with particular emphasis on the technology used in the pharmaceutical process and the development and production of medicines. This focus leads to an emphasis on the processes and procedures for clinical trials that are needed for licensing and regulation.

Medicines control is an important element of this programme. It encompasses drug regulations, drug licensing, drug testing, and safety. You will learn about the key processes involved in structured enforcement and inspection standards through the application of quality assurance. You will also gain knowledge and develop skills related to pharmaceutical supply chains and pharmacovigilance, including the safe and proper use of medicines.

You'll also have opportunities for hands-on experience in applying analytical and characterisation techniques such as liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) combined with tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) detection, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and near-infrared (NIR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Raman spectroscopy.

Learning and assessment

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are employed to engage you in developing your subject knowledge and understanding including:

  • formal lectures
  • laboratory practicals
  • demonstrations
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • laboratory investigations
  • critical appraisal
  • coursework assignments
  • directed study

The programme will progress from structured learning led by lectures and practicals, through to more seminar-based learning and to the individual research-based dissertation and project.

Different methods of assessment will be used as appropriate to the learning outcomes, including written examinations, oral presentations, experimental coursework reports, and, most importantly, an MSc dissertation.

Career prospects

Graduates from our MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Medicines Control programme progress into PhD research and employment in the pharmaceutical industry in various areas such as formulation and drug development, manufacture and production, pharmaceutical analysis, quality assurance and quality control.

The programme enhances graduate employment prospects, and opens up opportunities in government regulatory agencies, drug procurement and distribution centres.

Recent graduates have secured positions such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Scientist and Lab analyst at Abbott, United Kingdom
  • Regulatory Officer at the Food & Drug Board, Ghana
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist, Analytical Research Department at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan
  • Assistant Lecturer, Garyounis University, Libya.

Modules

To provide the students with the opportunity to develop their knowledgeand understanding of: the principles of Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) & Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) necessary for assuring & managing product quality in the manufacture of medicines; current regulatory procedures in the licensing of medicines; WHO guidelines for emergency medicine donation and medicines donated to resource-limited countries; the concepts of modern instrumental analysis; the monitoring of the quality of medicines during processing and at the final product stage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,890

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Acceptance to this Master’s programme requires a first degree with Honours or equivalent (2: 2) in a relevant area such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmacology or Pharmaceutical Sciences. For North American students a GPA of normally 2.5 and above on a scale of 4.0 is required, or equivalent. Candidates with certain two year’s work experience and a degree below the 2:2 will also be considered.

University information

The University of Bradford uses technology to benefit society through its teaching and research. There are world-class facilities on site, and students enjoy a high-tech learning environment at this city centre university. The University employs industry-leading academics for its courses and has been conducting ground-breaking research for over 50 years. The campus is one of the most sustainable in the UK. Buildings are made using hemp, and...more

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