Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Quality Control

The programme is designed to offer you a coherent and progressive education and cutting edge, research-based training to become a qualified pharmaceutical scientist fit for employment in the pharmaceutical and related industries. You will undertake an integrated, stimulating and challenging programme of study, informed by contemporary research and responsive to the changing nature of the pharmaceutical industry. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical science and a critical awareness of the most recent advances in the fields of pharmaceutical manufacture and quality control. The programme is delivered in a variety of ways, including lectures, workshops and tutorials and is supported by extensive online learning material. You will also have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain 1st-hand experience of industrially relevant techniques via structured laboratory sessions. Throughout the programme you will be able to demonstrate initiative and original work via problem-based learning and self-directed study. Emphasis will be placed on your ability to critically reflect on and communicate research findings. You will receive appropriate support as you build your knowledge, understanding and skills to become an independent learner for the future.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. • Research Methods Gain the necessary core skills to effectively design, plan, perform and report scientific research. • Analytical Techniques, Structure and Function in Organic Molecules Understand the application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical materials, and the effect of functional group chemistry on both the structure and consequent properties of relevant molecules. • Physicochemical Properties of Therapeutic Agents Understand the physical and chemical properties of both small molecules and macromolecules and how these influence their in vitro and in vivo behaviour as active pharmaceutical ingredients. • Formulation and Drug Delivery Understand the principles of pharmaceutical formulation and advanced drug delivery methods. • Product Development and Control Understand and apply the principles of good manufacturing practice to the production and quality control of pharmaceutical products. • Research Project Complete an independent, in-depth, 12 week scientific study related to the pharmaceutical sciences.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered via lectures, workshops and tutorials and is supported by extensive online learning materials. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain first-hand experience of industrially relevant techniques via structured laboratory sessions and a 12 week research project. Throughout the programme you will need to demonstrate initiative and present original work reflecting your problem-based learning and self-directed study. You will reflect on and communicate your research findings, receiving appropriate support as you build the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a successful independent learner.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Telephone number: 
01512312777