Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

Developed in response to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and after extensive consultation with industry, this programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, which is a process that requires multidisciplinary skills.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject; other qualifications may be considered if the candidate has relevant industrial experience; participation in individual modules is possible by arrangement.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods; separation techniques; pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; spectroscopy and structural analysis; professional skills and dissertation; research training project; optional modules: mass spectrometry and associated techniques; drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis; innovations in analytical science.

Assessment methods

Examination and coursework.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC (7 studentships); ESF bursaries; University bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496