University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance

Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance (PTQA) is a work based programme for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and graduates in appropriate scientific subjects; the overall objective of the course is to broaden and deepen the expertise and experience of pharmacists in technical specialities; the course addresses the continuing professional development needs of most production, quality control, radiopharmacy and aseptic services pharmacists; 6 residential weeks provide dedicated time for learning, the development of the student community and building professional relationships; successful completion of the course to Diploma level can enable UK registered pharmacists to cover the additional body of knowledge required for registration as a Qualified Person according to EC Directive 75/319; to achieve QP status students must undertake additional work in a licensed Pharmaceutical Production Unit, which produces licensed medicines, and present themselves for examination by the Joint Consultative Body.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's of pharmacy degree, Bsc or equivalent degree in an appropriate scientific subject, together with appropriate professional experience; non-graduates must possess professional experience and demonstrate suitable academic ability.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Healthcare
Telephone number: 
0113 343 1361