M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations

12 months
14250 GBP/year
7250 GBP/year
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The Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations programme of the University of Sunderland is one of the few Masters course in the UK that covers biopharmaceuticals as well as pharmaceuticals. Study innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our society. Enjoy the flexibility to pursue personal interests in considerable depth.


The Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Formulations programme of the University of Sunderland covers drug delivery systems for large molecules such as proteins, genes and anticancer drugs that offer innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our society. It also covers advanced formulations and delivery of small drug molecules, and there is a focus on nanotechnology, dosage forms, pharmacokinetics and data analysis.

This course is particularly relevant if you plan to undertake a PhD in the area of pharmaceutical sciences, biopharmaceuticals or drug delivery. It is also suitable if you are considering, or already involved in, a career in pharmaceutical-related industries, hospitals or research institutions.

Career ready

Sunderland is well-regarded by employers in the pharmaceutical sector. We have worked with GSK for over 20 years. Salaries for senior formulation scientists range from £35,000 to around £80,000. Clinical laboratory scientists earn an average of £36,000.

On completing this course you will be equipped with the skills and understanding needed for research and development roles with employers such as:

  • Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies
  • Medical research institutes
  • Hospitals

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Essential study skills, dosage forms and pharmacokinetics
  • Delivering Gene and Therapeutic Proteins
  • Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply at least 6 months in advance .


180 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We invite applications from holders of, or those who hope to be awarded at least a second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as pharmacy, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology or a related discipline. We also accept equivalent qualifications from other countries.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sunderland

758 - 1438 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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