Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science, Master | Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
MSc, PGCert, PGDip On Campus

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

12 months
28100 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science programme at Loughborough University aims to deliver high quality training in analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry that will be of direct benefit to industry and the UK science base.


As the demand for new pharmaceutical solutions to medical needs continues to grow, so does the demand for skilled chemists with the ability to contribute to drug development and analysis. Our popular and industry relevant pharmaceutical science degree is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to work in this fascinating and important field.

Across the Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science programme at Loughborough University you will undertake core modules in separation techniques, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, spectroscopy and structural analysis, and research methods. There is also the flexibility to tailor your studies through optional modules in mass spectrometry, drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis, sensors, and innovations in analytical science and medicinal chemistry.This will enable you to build essential multidisciplinary skills and deepen your understanding of key pharmaceutical concepts, whilst developing vital research and professional skills.


Students studying our MSc Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science equips you with the skills and abilities which are not only relevant, but highly transferable outside of this area.

Graduates from this programme have progressed to careers in a range of industries including drug synthesis and development, pharmaceutical analysis, drug formulation and delivery, food science and technology, water purification, research and teaching.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Alliance Boots, Process Technologist
  • British Gypsum, Project Technologist
  • CRF Health, Project Assistant
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Analytical Scientist
  • Institute of Quality Inspection & Technical Research (China), Analyst
  • King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, Research Associate

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Separation Techniques
  • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
  • Mass Spectrometry and Associated Techniques
  • Drug Targets, Drug Design and Drug Synthesis
  • Sensors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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