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MSc Pharmaceutical Science (with specialism)

MSc Pharmaceutical Science (with specialism)

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Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

This course will give you a detailed understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of pharmaceutical science and help develop the skills needed for individual and collaborative research in areas such as drug development.

Pharmaceutical Science is at the interface of biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, analytical and medicinal chemistry, all of which will be studied in the degree course. Your studies will take place in laboratories fitted with the latest analytical equipment. Within the research area of drug development you will focus on both drug design, drug discovery and drug awareness as well as neuropharmacology and bioinformatics. You will complete four taught modules, and an independent research project. It will offer you the chance to study a core MSc alongside a specialisation within different areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Your Future Career

As a graduate will have a wide range of career options open to you in the broad field of pharmaceutical research. This course provides you with ideal training either for employment or for continuing your studies with a PhD or further work at a university or research institute. You could choose to build a career in pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies that are developing new drugs and evaluating new products. There are numerous small companies in UK and around the world carrying out research and development for drugs.

This course provides you with ideal training to fit into such operations, whether through being employed or by continuing your studies with a PhD. There are also strong potential employment opportunities within chemical companies making intermediates for the drug industry. They require graduates with analytical skills and an understanding of drug development. Major pharmaceutical companies need expert personnel to work in the manufacture, formulation and quality control of medicines and to advise customers on technical aspects of products. The opportunity to work with cutting-edge equipment in our refurbished laboratories means you are likely to be familiar with all the relevant technology when you come to start work or a new research project.

Modules

Research Dissertation
Health and Disease of Physiological Systems
Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control
Drug Discovery, Design and Development
Experimental Techniques and Laboratory Practice
Evidence-based practice and career development (Mental Wealth)
Level 7 Short Work Placement
Clinical Biochemistry and Toxicology

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:2 honours degree in Physiology, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Sports Science, Applied Biology, Toxicology or related subjects. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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