University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutical Analysis

The course develops advanced knowledge in instrumental analysis; it has been developed with the support of UK regulatory professionals and industrial analysts to train graduates to enter employment within regulated pharmaceutical laboratories; the course develops the specialist analytical knowledge base for chemists, chemical engineers and other pharmaceutical scientists; the course also prepares students for a career in quality assurance and regulatory affairs through the industrial modules; as well as advanced analytical techniques, students also study the principles of pharmaceutical analysis which support students' development as independent analytical scientists who can work in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry; the theory of analytical techniques is explored in the modern analytical laboratory with extensive practical classes and data analysis workshops; the course provides students with an opportunity to work in inter-disciplinary product development teams; in addition the core modules place considerable emphasis on generic research skills such as the preparation of research proposals and protocols, culminating in the completion of a personal research project in the research groups of accomplished analytical chemists.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, chemical engineering, chemistry, analytical chemistry or related relevant subject (with substantial chemistry content) and; candidates with other qualifications with appropriate post-degree industrial pharmacy work experience will also be considered. Overseas equivalent and alternative qualifications will be assessed for their equivalence to a UK 2.1 level and IELTS scores.

Course modules

Core modules: formulation analysis and quality optimisation; pharmaceutical regulatory affairs; pharmaceutical and forensic analysis; principles of pharmaceutical analysis and research; principles of pharmaceutical science; research project in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical science.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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