M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

National University of Singapore

48 months
7800 EUR/year
7800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Pharmaceutical Science and Technology at National University of Singapore is only available in the part-time mode and students are allowed up to 4 years to complete the programme.


Aging population and medical literacy has spurred Singapore’s pharmaceutical market growth at 5.4% annually, with medicine sales experiencing annual growth of 5.7% and expected to hit $2.2 billion by 2028.

From 2011 to 2015, the government committed $16 billion to develop Singapore into a global research and development hub, through the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2015 Plan. To maintain the momentum, additional $19 billion have been invested from 2016 to 2020 in the RIE2020 plan. Advanced manufacturing and engineering, as well as health and biomedical sciences are among the 4 strategic domains.

Key facts:

Overall, the biomedical pharmaceutical sector accounts for about 5% of Singapore’s National GDP and is set to remain an important economic driving sector for the country.

Singapore has built world-class infrastructure for bioscience R&D and manufacturing and successfully positioned itself as Asia’s Innovation Capital in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sector. Excellent infrastructures, such as the Tuas Biomedical Park, has attracted major pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies to Singapore. Abbott, AbbVie, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Lonza, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer and Sanofi among others, have manufacturing sites in Singapore. These companies manufacture a broad range of products, encompassing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), drug products, biologics drug substances and nutritional products.

Pharmaceutical Science and Technology is offered at National University of Singapore.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Pharmaceutical Process Validation
  • Advances in Tablet Ta3hnology
  •  Advances in Drug Delivery
  •  Bioprocess Technology
  • Preformulation Science
  •  Product Quality Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits

40 MC


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted directly into the MPST part-time programme, candidates must be holders of at least a 2nd Class Lower Honours classification (or equivalent) in one of the following degrees, or their equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry, or
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences, or
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Food Science & Technology, or
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry (Drug Option), or
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Honours), or
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)

Candidates, who do not have Honours classification in the degree pre-requisites as stipulated above, may apply for admission with GRE results.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31202 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    7800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31202 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

S$49,600 (inclusive of GST) payable in 4 equal instalments over 4 regular semesters

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /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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