Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ulster University - Coleraine

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The programme will provide an academically challenging and vocationally relevant education in pharmaceutical sciences, both theoretical and practical. You will learn to apply your knowledge, skills and technology for the benefit of the pharmaceutical and related industrial sectors.

You will receive an up-to-date understanding of core areas of pharmaceutical sciences including drug discovery, development, formulation and delivery, quality assurance and evaluation of drugs, analysis of medicines and medicinal natural products, and pharmaceutical instrumental methods. It will increase your awareness of ethical issues and scientific integrity in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Elective modules allow you to specialise in one of the core specialisms of pharmaceutical sciences. As an MSc student, you will learn to formulate hypotheses, design, conduct, analyse and report research.

This course is designed to meet the demands of employers and is also suitable for academics who wish to enhance education in this area.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
Research Methodologies
Research Project
Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology

Year two
Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A second class, second division (2:2, 2:ii) BSc Hons degree or higher in a science based course such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a course that has significant amount of chemistry and biology from a university of the United Kingdom or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").


Full-Time (Coleraine)/Part-Time (Online).

This is an on-campus course, with a 12-week research project at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ulster University, UK.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
This postgraduate programme is tailor-made to meet the demands of employers in the pharmaceutical industry sectors. It is suitable for those who wish to follow careers in pharmaceutical and related industries and also as academics in various universities to enhance and promote education in the pharmaceutical sciences area. As the proposed programme will have significant amounts of research elements, it is assumed that a number of postgraduate students from this programme may choose further postgraduate research studies such as a PhD.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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