UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This programme was introduced in direct response to the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for highly skilled formulation scientists capable of taking promising new drug candidates and developing them into world-class medicines. Graduates of this programme are highly competitive in the global jobs market.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class UK Honours degree or higher in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, physical science, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, biotechnology, pharmaceutics or a related field in the life or physical sciences, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Course modules

Core modules: overcoming biological barriers; methods of analysis; options: clinical pharmaceutics; biopharmaceuticals; nanomedicines and targeted drug delivery; intelligent design of medicines.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars as well as industrial visits. Assessment is through a combination of written examinations, coursework assignments and research project. You may be required to attend an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7753 5868