Aston University

Aston University

Drug Delivery

This programme is primarily designed to prepare students for an academic or industrial career in pharmaceutics or drug delivery. Qualified postgraduates are in significant demand, due to the continued development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules. The course is based around core compulsory modules and a research project. These modules cover the biology of disease states, designing drugs and delivery systems, research methods and exploiting your research.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to suitably qualified international and UK graduates; rospective students must possess a good Honours Degree (minimum lower 2nd Class) in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetics, materials science, medicine, or a related field, from a recognised university or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University; international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language ability as follows: IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each section; TOEFL IBT 100 overall, (21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking); Pearson Academic 61 overall, 59 in each area.

Course modules

Modules are: drug discovery; chemotherapy and selective toxicity; drug dosage form and design; principles of product analysis and validation; drug delivery and targeting; research methods 1: professional development; research methods 2: communication skills; research project.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work, oral and written presentations; the research project module is assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,850 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

Key information

LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000