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University of Westminster Pharmaceutical Science MSc
University of Westminster

Pharmaceutical Science MSc

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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GBP 15,000 / per year *


* international | UK: £9,500

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The Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc is a contemporary, applied course designed to provide you with a systematic and critical understanding of key aspects at the forefront of drug design, biotherapeutics, manufacturing, quality control, formulation, drug delivery, regulation and clinical trials.

Our focus on medicines regulation, sustainability, and the global context is particularly crucial for the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. As such, our course is tailored to address crucial issues facing the pharmaceutical sector, exploring current debates, commercial considerations and critical issues surrounding the development of more sustainable, green manufacturing practices and the realisation of UN sustainable development goals.

This course examines topics at the cutting edge of the pharmaceutical industry and you will develop a deep understanding of biotherapeutics and regenerative medicines; two of the fastest-growing areas in the pharmaceutical sector. Our option modules, covering science communication, entrepreneurship, commercialisation, fermentation technology and bioinformatics provide the opportunity to tailor your skills to areas you may want to work in.

You’ll develop both laboratory-based and entrepreneurial, business-development-focused skills and graduate equipped with insightful and rigorous research skills, tools and overall expertise relevant to a pharmaceutical science career. You’ll gain experience working on real-world, authentic research projects and be able to demonstrate your ability to work to good laboratory practice (GLP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements upon graduation. This skillset and knowledge will prepare you for diverse roles within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as progression to further study at PhD/MPhil level.

Top Reasons to Study with Us

  • Explore key contemporary issues at the forefront of the industry, preparing you to lead the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists
  • Topics are taught by staff and guest speakers with experience working in the pharmaceutical sector and relevant regulatory bodies
  • Tailor your studies to your career interests with our specialised option modules focusing on science communication, commercialisation and technology
  • Benefit from links with researchers in our Centre for Nutraceuticals and Centre for Optimal Health and learn from key academics within these centres
  • Develop your lab skills in our state-of-the-art labs including the tissue culture facility and fermentation suite, demonstrating your ability to work to good laboratory practice (GLP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements
  • Create, design and conduct an in-depth independent research project in a specialised area of pharmaceutical science and evaluate this research with appropriate justification or undertake a work-based learning project to evaluate an issue in practice
  • Gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art analytical equipment

Why Study This Course?

Be at the Forefront

This course includes a focus on biotherapeutics, the biggest emerging growth area in pharmaceutical science today.

Tailor your studies

Our option modules allow you to focus on your area of interest, whether you want to further enhance your lab skills or explore science communication.

Learn from Experts

Our staff are active researchers in their fields, and many of them are members of our Research Centre for Optimal Health or Centre for Nutraceuticals.


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