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Pharmaceutical Quality by Design

De Montfort University

12 months
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15100 GBP/year
6875 GBP/year
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Focusing on pharmaceutical science and technology – the application of sciences to product development cycle – this Pharmaceutical Quality by Design MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert programme from De Montfort University will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in industry or research in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

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Overview

Our Leicester School of Pharmacy has an established reputation of more than 100 years of pharmacy teaching. This Pharmaceutical Quality by Design MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert programme from De Montfort University is dedicated to applying international regulatory guidelines used by all big pharmaceutical industries to pharmaceutical manufacture and product development. 

Our teaching staff are experienced practitioners and researchers, and offer academic and industrial expertise underpinned by Quality by Design principles. You will learn about the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries in product formulation, material science, advanced analytical sciences, and process engineering and control, as they strive to develop new products and create safe medicines. 

Your learning will benefit from our strong industry links, with support from guest lecturers and other experts within the sector. This insight ensures that your studies will be up to date with current practice and developments, preparing you to progress into a wide range of careers, from product development and manufacturing to regulatory affairs, marketing, and clinical research. 

Extensive investment in our industry-standard laboratories means that you will have access to specialist equipment throughout your studies. This includes a continuous manufacture platform using a novel in-line based on UV-Vis spectroscopy, powder flow and compression technology, thermal and mechanical analysers, freeze drying and tablet manufacturing facilities.

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 include:

  • 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

Credits

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

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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.
  • Download and complete the international application form.
  • A copy of your qualifications.
  • A copy of your English language certificate.
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application.
  • A copy of your passport.
  • Two references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6875 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU: £15,100

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
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