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Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

As the demand for new pharmaceutical solutions to medical needs continues to grow, so does the demand for skilled chemists with the ability to contribute to drug development and analysis. Our popular and industry relevant pharmaceutical science degree is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to work in this fascinating and important field.

This programme aims to deliver high quality training in analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry that will be of direct benefit to industry and the UK science base.

Across the programme you will undertake core modules in separation techniques, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, spectroscopy and structural analysis, and research methods. There is also the flexibility to tailor your studies through optional modules in mass spectrometry, drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis, sensors, and innovations in analytical science and medicinal chemistry.

This will enable you to build essential multidisciplinary skills and deepen your understanding of key pharmaceutical concepts, whilst developing vital research and professional skills.

You will also carry out your own substantial research project (worth 60 credits) that will give you the experience of undertaking a research or development project managed according to modern industrial practice.

Throughout, your studies will be enhanced by the recent investment in new science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teaching lab facilities and equipment, as well as the cutting-edge insights of our academic staff.

You will have access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation including:

400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and benchtop NMR spectrometers
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
A high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers
Ion mobility spectrometers
Gas and liquid chromatographs
Tunable nanopore sensors.

The programme is taught via a combination of self-learning and short courses with practical laboratory sessions and formal assessment by coursework and examination.

As a student on the programme you will join an inspiring international community typically comprised of students from a wide range of countries, including China, Nigeria, Oman, USA, UK, Brunei, Latvia and India.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 57

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    138 62%

    27th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    6th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    12th

    5

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