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Master of Pharmaceutical Science
Master of  Pharmaceutical Science

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

  • ID:AU440176
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£31,780.00
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Admission Requirements

English Requirements

  •  IELTS 6.5 with each band at 6.0

Course Information

Pharmaceutical science focuses on formulation strategies for current and future drug therapies and medicinal products.

Encompassing a range of scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and physiology, this specialist area of study is crucial for the safe and effective design, development, production and regulation of medicines.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc at Aston University has been designed to prepare you for an academic or industrial career in the pharmaceutics or pharmacology arena; an area in considerable demand in response to the continued increase in development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules.

By choosing to study this specialist pharmacy masters at Aston University, you’ll be joining a well-established and highly respected School of Pharmacy, that can trace its roots back to the establishment of the Birmingham Pharmaceutical Institution in 1847. We’re also the only Pharmacy School in the UK to hold a prestigious Regius Chair in Pharmacy awarded by HM the Queen, meaning you can be sure that you’re learning experience will of the highest of quality. 

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Core modules:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Chemotherapy and Selective Toxicity
  • Principles of Product Analysis and Validation
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Drug dosage form design 
  • Research Skills
  • Research Project
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

On successful completion of this programme, you’ll be well prepared for an academic or industrial career in the pharmaceutics or biotechnology arena. This is an area in considerable demand due to the continued increase in development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules.

You’ll be provided with not only the specialist training and practical experience the design and development of effective drug delivery systems, but also a wide range of directly applicable transferable skills for career and professional development. This means, you will be well suited for various careers in the pharmaceutical industry such as analytical sciences, formulation development, project management, regulatory affairs and scientific writing.

In addition, for those that wish to peruse a career in academic research or academia, this course is a well-placed stepping stone for PhD study at Aston or another leading institution. 

Graduates from our suite of Pharmacy masters programmes have gone onto secure roles with a variety of organisations across the public and private sector.

Recent graduate roles include:

  • Associate Pharmaceutical Development Scientist
  • Analytical scientist
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Lecturer in Science
  • PhD student
  • Product Performance Chemist
  • Quality Assurance Production Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Research Associate
  • Scientific Director

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance- Single: 300 GBP/year

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