M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science

Edinburgh Napier University

24 months
10095 GBP/year
9455 GBP/year
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Unique to Scotland, this new two-year Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science at the Edinburgh Napier University will prepare graduates for careers in the pharmaceutical sector and allied industries.


This Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science at the Edinburgh Napier University is primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at international students who have an interest in developing a career in the pharmaceutical sector. 

It is designed to equip you with versatile skills in the theoretical understanding, practical execution and critical evaluation of pharmaceutical science principles.

You will develop expert critical and technical knowledge related to the development, analysis and production of medicines (pharmaceutics), the drug industry and regulatory affairs.

You will gain insight to contemporary, integrated drug discovery strategies, study recent trends in chemical and biological therapeutics and evaluate the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry.


With a two-year Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical & Analytical Science, you can take advantage of the increased opportunities for advancement in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or bioscience sectors, as discovery or development scientists, in research leadership, development or management roles.  

You may develop your career in global pharmaceutical companies, smaller developing biotechnology enterprises, contract drug testing companies or service providers to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, hospital laboratories, or in local government, or health and safety divisions in industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Practice in Drug Development 
  • Current Research in Pharmaceutical Science 
  • Drug Design and Chemotherapy 
  • Analytical Science
  • Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics 
  • Quality Control & Pharmaceutical Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as: biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, immunology, genetics, virology, molecular biology, forensic biology in order to be eligible for the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10095 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10095 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9455 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9455 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,455
  • Overseas and EU £10,095

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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