University of Greenwich

Pharmaceutical Science MSc/Pg-dip

Build your skills and knowledge within pharmaceutical research and manufacturing with a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Science.

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.

  • Accredited by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science
  • The course is taught by lecturers with extensive industrial experience
  • You’ll benefit from exposure to world-class research and facilities that are designed to meet the current needs of the pharmaceutical industry
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent.

Career Prospects

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Pharmaceutical science graduates can pursue careers in the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry, or industries manufacturing other healthcare products.

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

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry (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

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry (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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