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Pharmaceutical Science, MSc/PGDip

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Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc Pharmaceutical Science course addresses the need for enhanced skills by employees within pharmaceutical research. The course provides in-depth theoretical knowledge and extensive laboratory skills, preparing you for work across multiple industries, including drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. You'll also be well-placed for product development, manufacturing, and quality control.

The main component is a major research project that runs throughout the academic year. This gives you the opportunity to work with modern research equipment and carry out unique research. The project work helps you develop enhance practical skills, analytical thinking, time management, communication skills and independence. The combined knowledge and experience in specialist areas will prepare you to support the future developments in pharmaceutical and related sciences.

Pharmaceutical science graduates can pursue careers in the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry, or industries manufacturing other healthcare products. Students will also achieve PgDip awards during this course.


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.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A BSc honours degree normally at 2.2 or above (or equivalent level qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or pharmaceutical science. OR substantial workplace experience.

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