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Pharmaceutical Sciences

The aim of this programme is to provide an academically challenging and vocationally relevant education and training in pharmaceutical sciences, both theoretical and practical. You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject and be able to appreciate and apply your acquired knowledge, skills and technology primarily for the benefit of the pharmaceutical and related industrial sectors.

This course is designed to provide an up-to-date knowledge and 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.

You will have the opportunity of specialisation in one of the core specialisms of pharmaceutical sciences through elective modules as well as learn how to formulate hypotheses, design and conduct a research project, analyse research data, and report results of research to peers.

This course 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, as well 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 students from this programme may choose further postgraduate research studies such as a PhD.


Online, part-time/full-time.

Further enquiries



Zara Moffatt

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3278


Dr Murtaza Tambuwala

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4016


Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020

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