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Pharmaceutical Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Pharmaceutical Science course at Anglia Ruskin University focuses on advanced pharmaceutical skills including dosage, approaches and techniques, before moving on to the pathway of a drug from initial discovery to extensive clinical trials and regulatory approval.

About

At the Pharmaceutical Science course at Anglia Ruskin University, you will develop a wider knowledge of the integral parts of the pharmaceutical industry including research, development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales. You'll also focus on your research skills; understanding how research informs quality practice judgements.

We have collaborative team of research active academic staff and industry specialists. You’ll also benefit from our close working relationship with the Clinical Trials Unit who are experts in regulation, licensing and regulatory affairs.

The industry is always developing, which is why we’ll challenge you to debate contemporary or difficult topics and solutions such as drug safety, ethical issues, the readiness of potential drug for clinical trial in humans and pharmacovigilance. Your career is constantly at the forefront of our agenda, which is why we focus on real life employability skills.

Careers

We've worked closely with industry to ensure our course meets the need for enhanced skills by employees within pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing. Once you graduate, you could work within the pharmaceutical industry as a formulation, quality control or production scientist. Or you might decide to make a career in regulatory affairs and research, or in a government regulatory body while involving yourself in licensing and post marketing surveillance procedures. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmaceutics
  • Drug Design and Discovery
  • Research Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality Principles
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First 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 1st or 2nd class degree from a UK university (or its equivalent) in chemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, biomedical science, biology or a related subject. Qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent to a 1st or 2nd class degree may be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK & EU students, (per year, part-time) : £4,250
  • International students, (per year, part-time) : £6,850

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 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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