University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutics

The course provides advanced knowledge in pharmaceutics and medicines formulation; it has been developed with the support of UK regulatory professionals and industrial pharmaceutical scientists to train graduates to enter employment within regulated industrial pharmaceutical laboratories; the course develops the specialist pharmaceutics knowledge base for chemists, chemical engineers and chemically interested pharmaceutical scientists; the course also prepares students for a career in quality assurance and regulatory affairs; on this course students study several core modules with medicinal and pharmaceutical analytical chemists to develop inter-disciplinary skills; the core modules place considerable emphasis on generic research skills such as the preparation of research proposals and protocols, as well as exploring the principles of industrial pharmaceutical scientific research and development; the specialist modules in pharmaceutics and formulation involve detailed study and laboratory investigation of drug characterization and medicines production.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, chemical engineering, chemistry analytical chemistry or related relevant subject (with substantial chemistry content) and an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in any one area; overseas equivalent and alternative qualifications will be assessed for their equivalence to a UK 2.1 level and IELTS scores; candidates with appropriate post-degree industrial pharmacy work experience may also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules include: drug delivery and formulation science; formulation analysis and quality optimisation; pharmaceutical regulatory affairs; principles of pharmaceutical analysis and research; principles of pharmaceutical science; research project in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical science. Optional module: quality, design and regulation of pharmaceutical products.

Qualifications

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
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 645 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 645 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 645 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 645 per Credit (England) 2 years

Campus details

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

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