University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire


The course aims to provide a postgraduate education in pharmacovigilance, including relevant techniques, the basis of adverse drug reactions, regulations and guidelines, handling safety issues including labelling and risk management and systems and processes.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or above) in biosciences; chemical sciences; clinical sciences; or pharmacy; equivalent professional qualification (veterinary science, medicine or dentistry); other qualifications, research publications or appropriate experience considered on an individual basis; 6 months relevant work experience; if English is not the 1st language, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of pharmacovigilance; adverse drug reactions by major body systems; pharcovigilance regulations and guidelines; drug safety in clinical trials; spontaneous reporting and drug reactions in special groups; the management of pharmacovigilance data; pharmacoepidemiology; labelling and risk management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time block-release £ 860 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time block-release £ 860 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time block-release £ 860 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
College Lane Campus Hatfield AL10 9AB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01707 284800