Aston University

Aston University


This course is primarily designed to prepare you for an academic or industrial career in the relevant area. You may be a scientist already working within the pharmaceutical industry or a recent science graduate. You will undertake a variety of compulsory modules and a research project. This project will last approximately four months and you will work under the supervision of recognised experts in their field. The project allows you to undertake a detailed investigation and develop practical expertise in a specialist pharmaceutical sciences area. The University also has strong links with numerous pharmaceutical companies - there may be the opportunity to undertake your project in collaboration with one of these companies. Pharmacokinetics is a key aspect of drug safety and investigates the fate of a drug in the body, and how the substance is absorbed, distributed, metabolised and eliminated. Develop your skill and knowledge in the application of pharmacokinetics to the design and optimisation of new therapeutics. This course has been developed with an emphasis on describing mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting the pharmacokinetics of drugs throughout the drug development process. You will encounter a broad range of experiences in the application of pharmacokinetics from early discovery and development, through to market authorisation and clinical applications. **Intake: Up to 20 students per year**

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in one of the following subjects (or a related field): Pharmacy; pharmaceutical science; pharmacology; physiology; physical science; biochemistry; biotechnology; chemistry; chemical engineering; genetics; materials science; medicine. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students' undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Assessment methods

You will learn in lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Some modules may also use computer modelling and simulation sessions. This course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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