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Pharmaceutical Quality by Design

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12 months
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15900 GBP/year
6700 GBP/year
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About

The Pharmaceutical Quality by Design programme from De Montfort University is based on the application of product and process sciences, from early to late stages of the product development cycle. The course equips graduates with the relevant knowledge and skills to compete for global jobs in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors and academia.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Reasons to study the Pharmaceutical Quality by Design programme from De Montfort University :

  • Our experienced practitioner and research-based academic staff have recently received grant-funded collaborative research and development to improve industrial process quality and efficiency, with Innovate UK (formerly TSB), the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Benefit from our extensive funding and investment in our industry standard laboratories and specialist equipment including USP IV dissolution and surface imaging dissolution, pilot scale twin-screw extrusion for continuous manufacture, electron microscope, thermal and mechanical analysers, freeze drying and tablet manufacturing facilities
  • Benefit from strong links, direct input and guest lectures from industrial experts ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and developments within the sector
  • Become a graduate with current knowledge and skills required by the pharmaceutical industry. This is the first MSc dedicated to the new “Quality by Design” approach to pharmaceutical process and product development
  • The course content is aligned with the Guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Q8, Q9, Q10 and Q11, an initiative being driven and supported by the US, EU and Japanese regulatory authorities

Graduate careers

This course equips graduates with the relevant knowledge and skills to compete for jobs in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors linked to industry or academia all over the world. There are career opportunities in areas such as product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, marketing and clinical research, and jobs include:

  • Product Lifecycle Manager
  • Oral Solid Dose (OSD) Technologist
  • OSD Industrialisation Lead
  • Production Technologist
  • Senior analyst
  • Regulatory affairs associate performance manager
  • Senior device technologist
  • Product development scientist 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quality by Design 
  • Product Design: Pre-formulation and Formulation
  • Analytical Techniques in Materials Science 
  • Process Design and Manufacturing
  • Advances in Drug Delivery
  • Biopharmaceuticals 
  • Process Analytical Technology and Chemometrics 
  • Experimental Design and Research Methods 
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) in a chemical, biological or physical science, including (though not exclusive to) chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, engineering, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, or physics (or equivalent)
  • Alternatively, we will accept a portfolio of professional and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

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