On the Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Delivery Systems MSc course, you’ll learn about the methods used to develop the drug delivery systems that are deployed to specifically targeted areas of the body with minimal side effects. With the huge advances that have been made in the formulation of drug delivery systems, the opportunity now exists for you to solve future delivery problems of new chemical entities.
This course is also accredited by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS).
The Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Delivery Systems MSc has been designed to develop your understanding of how drug delivery systems are constructed for specific deployment and controlled release of therapeutic agents. If you’re a science graduate with a desire to work in this field, then this course will help you develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need.
A flexible modular course, this master’s course is designed to promote your personal and professional development. You can choose to start in the autumn or spring and follow either a part-time or full-time study route, allowing you to fit study around your personal and working life. Learning support will be delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical workshops.
All modules are taught by experts in their field and are supported by our online web-based learning environment accessible from outside the University at any time of day or night.
You’ll study five core taught modules and then have a choice of one optional module, from the list of taught MSc modules offered by the subject group, over two semesters. You’ll then carry out an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor during the summer term.
If you’re already working for a pharmaceutical company and have ambitions to acquire greater knowledge of the field, then this course will greatly contribute to your career advancement and continuing professional development (CPD).
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Drug Delivery Systems (core, 20 credits)
Drug Discovery Technology (core, 20 credits)
Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology and Controls (core, 20 credits)
Pharmaceutical Analysis (core, 20 credits)
Research Project for Pharmaceutical Science (core, 60 credits)
Scientific Frameworks For Research (core, 20 credits)
Advanced Drug Formulation Technologies (option, 20 credits)
Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (option, 20 credits)
Upon graduation, you’ll be well equipped to apply for roles focused on the formulation and manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pharmacovigilance, drug safety and regulatory affairs within large and medium sized pharmaceutical companies.
The analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills you’ll develop in this course are particularly applicable to careers focused on exploratory research.