University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Pharmaceutical Medicine

This programme enables students to gain a wider perspective of pharmaceutical medicine, including the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and marketing of medicines.

Entry requirements

A degree (medical or non-medical) or professional qualifications and/or practical experience (usually at least 3 years� postgraduate work experience in the pharmaceutical industry) sufficient to pursue the programme of study. Application to register for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc can be made following the successful completion of 3 modules while registered as an occasional student. Retrospective application is permitted provided not more than four modules have been completed. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.5.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Ethical and legal aspects; pharmacovigilance; regulatory affairs; health economics; clinical development and therapeutics; clinical pharmacology and early human studies; research methods (MSc only); dissertation (msc only). Optional modules: Diabetes and obesity; paediatric drug development; integrated drug development; pre-clinical discovery and development.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written assignments, critical essays and analysis of results, as well as a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Occasionally sponsorship opportunities become available for people not employed by a pharmaceutical company.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 1,600 per Module (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,600 per Module (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,600 per Module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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