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Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc/PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Pharmaceutical Science degree enhances skills within pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing through lectures and workshops. The programme will generate graduates with in-depth theoretical knowledge and extensive laboratory skills, allowing students to be involved in many disciplines of pharmaceutical science from drug discovery and medicinal chemistry through to product development and manufacture and including pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and quality assurance.

The aims of the programme are to: acquire a sound core knowledge base together with knowledge of a specialist area of pharmaceutical science to support current and future developments of pharmaceutical and related science; enhance students' critical, analytical, practical and communication skills relevant to the modern, multidisciplinary pharmaceutical industry; develop research skills in terms of: planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting the results of investigations; gain the knowledge and skills necessary to solve a range of pharmaceutical drug development and processing problems; and enable students to use and develop advanced theories and develop novel concepts to explain pharmaceutical development and processing data.

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a dissertation. Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry or industries manufacturing other health care products. Students will also achieve PGDip award in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module aims to give an overview of the use of colloids and nanoparticles in applied chemical, pharmaceutical and formulation sciences. The module aims to highlight how the diversity of applications of colloids and nanoparticles are critically dependent on the underlying chemical interactions. The overarching aim of this module is to give the learner a mechanistic understanding of the physical chemistry typically found in multi-component chemical products.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BSc honours degree normally at 2.1 or above (or equivalent level qualification in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or pharmaceutical science or substantial workplace experience. Applicants from other backgrounds are considered.

Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Science The historic Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science. In 2017, the Medway Campus benefited from £50 million investment that has seen the construction of extensive new laboratories and research facilities. Our community of student’s ranges from undergraduate through to taught Masters and PhDs. Our strong international reputation attracts students from around the...more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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