Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Pharmaceutical Analysis

This course allows students to gain advanced laboratory skills and academic knowledge required to analyse samples relevant to the drug development process, in accordance with strict industry regulations. Students learn how to apply a strict quality assurance and control regime to their work; gain professional perspectives from industry based guest lecturers; work in recently refurbished high specification laboratories.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in biosciences or physical sciences; other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in a chemical subject, plus significant relevant work experience; non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown by an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Course modules

All years: quality issues, laboratory accreditation and the analytical approach; separation, detection and online techniques; advanced analytical techniques; pharmaceutics; process analytical technology; research methods and statistics; professional development; research project; plus options; bioanalytical science; new drug development.

Assessment methods

Mostly by coursework including problem solving exercises; case studies; practical laboratory work; written examinations. Research project assessment includes a written report and viva voce.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,665 per Unit (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Telephone number: 
0114 225 3468