Aston University

Aston University

Pharmaceutical Sciences

This programme is designed to provide specialist training and practical experience to graduates who are interested in following a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes or related pharmaceutical authorities.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to suitably qualified UK and international graduates; students must hold at least a 2nd Class Honours degree 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 will need to 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: drug discovery; chemotherapy and selective toxicity; drug dosage form and design; principles of product analysis and validation; pharmacology; 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,850 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000