University of East London

University of East London

Phyto-Pharmaceutical Science

This programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound critical knowledge of the therapeutic role of medical treatments derived from traditional medicine sources. Special emphasis is placed on phyto-pharmaceutical research, product development and the quality control of natural plant materials.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2nd Class undergraduate Honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject area e.g. pharmacology, pharmacy, chemistry, toxicology, herbal medicine or an equivalent qualification and/or experience. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking and 5.5 in reading and listening is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Plant chemistry; phytochemical analysis; analytical methods; quality control; toxicology; ethnobotany; herbal therapeutics; legislation and regulation of herbal products; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is throughout the programme in practical work and theory. Coursework varies and includes laboratory work, data analysis, essays, presentations and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333