University of Greenwich

Formulation Science MSc

Learn about the science behind formulating new products, from pharmaceuticals to paints, on Europe’s first Master’s in Formulation Science course.

This MSc in Formulation Science helps you understand the principles of making finished products from a blend of different ingredients. You'll draw on current examples from the pharmaceutical industry and the experience of our academics to understand the interaction between formulation components and the effect on finished products. You should then be able to apply these principles to relevant problems in other industries.

The direct, hands-on experience from this course boosts your analytical, practical and research skills, providing a solid foundation for your ongoing professional development. Former graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in a wide range of industrial sectors, from the pharmaceutical sciences to agrochemical and consumer goods.

  • A high proportion of our graduates go on to doctoral study
  • First MSc Formulation Science accredited by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Study the first MSc in Formulation Science in Europe
  • Benefit from industrially relevant content and guest lectures from major industrial partners
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent

Career Prospects

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our Formulation Science graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in a wide range of industrial sectors, from the pharmaceutical sciences to aggrochemical and consumer goods.

They have gone on to work for major multinational companies as well as thrive at specialist enterprises. Some have also progressed to research and PhDs.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

Course Details

Full Time Year 1

Formulation of Consumer Goods, Cosmetics and Coatings (30 credits)
Colloids and Nanoparticles (15 credits)
Polymers and Structured Materials (15 credits)
Academic English for Postgraduates (Science)
Analytical Methods and QA/QC Principles (30 credits)
Modern Pharmaceutical Processing & Active Ingredient Delivery (30 credits)
Pharmaceutical and Formulation Science Research Project (60 credits)

Part Time Year 1

Analytical Methods and QA/QC Principles (30 credits)
Modern Pharmaceutical Processing & Active Ingredient Delivery (30 credits)

Part Time Year 2

Formulation of Consumer Goods, Cosmetics and Coatings (30 credits)
Colloids and Nanoparticles (15 credits)
Polymers and Structured Materials (15 credits)
Pharmaceutical and Formulation Science Research Project (60 credits)

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