University of Reading

University of Reading

Formulation Design and Analysis

Enjoy fantastic research facilities, and train in a wide range of experimental techniques. This course has strong links with industry. Study at a University with an established global reputation for research in drug delivery, nanoscience, polymers, materials science, and synthesis and analysis of organic molecules. Benefit from a collaborative working environment across the University. In particular, the School of Pharmacy has strong collaborative links with Departments of Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences and Agriculture. Training will be provided in a wide range of skills and experimental techniques, relevant to many industries (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agrochemical, food, healthcare and medical devices, analytical instrumentation, specialty chemicals, etc). Our research facilities include the £4 million Chemical Analysis Facility, which provides access to a wide range of modern spectroscopic equipment and expertise essential for modern chemical and pharmaceutical research. Other facilities available include small-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing unit (tablets, granules, capsules, etc), instruments for particle size characterisation and facilities for conducting research with cell cultures and biological tissues. Strong links with industry give you access to industrial laboratories and facilities to support your research. Many of our staff hold external appointments at various national and international research committees which will provide you with opportunities for participation in conferences and other networking events. Our links with industry will also provide you with placement opportunities and study abroad visits to work in collaborator laboratories. **Careers** Reading School of Pharmacy has excellent links with industry, from the big pharma to small and medium-sized enterprises. Many of our graduates go on to work in industry and as researchers at NHS organisations. According to recent data, 100% of taught postgraduates from the School of Pharmacy are in work or further study six months after leaving.[1] [1] DLHE surveys, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 leavers.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a good first or second class Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in an appropriate chemical or pharmaceutical science or related degree, although those with relevant experience are also considered. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Research methods: provides training in generic and formulation-specific research skills * Advanced topics in research: you will follow a programme of seminars and small group discussions and develop their individual research proposal * Research project: you will undertake an extended 30 week project in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities on a research topic of their choice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 22,210 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,860 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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