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Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance

The University of Manchester

36 months
6600 GBP/year
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The MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance course from The University of Manchester is aimed at pharmacy, health and biomedical professionals working in the technical services for the NHS or private sector organisations who want to update their skills and knowledge while gaining an academic qualification.

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This three-year part-time Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance course from The University of Manchester allows you to choose from a range of optional units to enable you to develop in your chosen field of interest. Some units allow you to learn alongside students from other healthcare disciplines.

Some of the topics covered by the course are radiopharmacy, aseptics, formulation sciences, production and clinical trials.

You will learn from experts from the NHS and industry, who deliver lectures and workshops as part of the course.

You will also be able to apply what you learn in practical workshops and visits to and placements in NHS and industrial environments.


We aim to provide you with an understanding of core principles and features of clinical pharmaceutical science and professional training.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:
  • critically apply knowledge of pharmaceutical technology and quality assurance to a range of specialist medicines management areas in pharmaceutical technology and quality assurance;
  • critically analyse evidence to make judgements regarding complex quality assurance issues in pharmaceutical practice;
  • lead on enhancing the achievement of standards and upholding necessary standards and legal requirements in specific areas of practice;
  • apply in-depth knowledge and experience of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk to patients from pharmaceutical technology and quality assurance;
  • take a proactive and self-reflective role in work.

Career opportunities

Completing this course will help you develop your chosen career path within the pharmacy profession by gaining advanced clinical knowledge, problem solving skills and a critical awareness of the role of pharmaceutical services within the workplace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance
  • Research Project
  • Quality Control
  • Aseptics Advanced
  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmaceutical Risk Mgmt and the role of the Qualified Person

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Lower Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • pharmacy
  • a related scientific or healthcare discipline.
We may consider non-graduates with professional experience and academic ability. See the advice to applicants section for more information.You should have access to appropriate practice and facilities for workplace-based assignments. You must also have evidence of support from your employer to attend the residential teaching component and placements as necessary.

Tuition Fee

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    6600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6600 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
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