University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Formulation Science

This programme involves a series of lectures supplemented by practical lab-based investigations and seminars. Case studies will provide you with the chance to enhance your creativity and problem solving whilst working as part of a team in a way that simulates an industrial setting. A research project in a well-equipped school led by staff with a diversity of research experience will give you the opportunity to carry out novel research and enhance your ability to manage projects and foster independence. Across the degree, you will have the opportunity to communicate your science clearly in a range of forms to a range of audiences and make use of emerging information and communication technologies. Upon completion of the degree you will have developed a research skills portfolio that will serve as a solid foundation for your continuing professional development in formulation sciences. Our former graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in a wide range of industrial sectors, from the pharmaceutical sciences to aggrochemical and consumer goods. They have gone on to work for major multinational companies as well as thrive at specialist enterprises. Former graduates have also progressed to study successfully for PhDs.

Entry requirements

A BSc Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or pharmaceutical science OR substantial experience. Students who do not have English as their first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a wide array of techniques from the traditional (such as examinations, coursework assessments and laboratory work) to the innovative: students are expected to produce a portfolio of research skills upon completion of their degree. Case studies reports, oral presentations, group assignments with accompanying discussions will also be used to assess creativity, collaboration and communication skills. There is a laboratory-based project which will be assessed on practical ability and a final written thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,350 per Whole course (International) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

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