• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • PgCert: 60 credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • MSc: 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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