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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes (Pharmaceutical Sciences) course at UCLan provides specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of drug development, with the emphasis on the procedure of drug discovery, from target identification through to product marketing.

The course comprises of 1 semester of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by 2 semesters of full-time, independent laboratory-based research project. This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of chemistry / pharmaceutics and who have a wide variety of expertise in drug development, formulation and drug delivery. The student will have an opportunity to select the supervisor and a research topic in a field of biopharmaceutics, inhalation, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmaceutics, 3D printing, herbal drug extraction, structure modifications, nanotechnology, topical and oral medications.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The assessment strategies include exams based on mixed short and long essay questions, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, academic reports, lab skills test and oral viva.

Opportunities

The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences has solid links with the pharmaceutical industry e.g. Rosemont Pharmaceuticals, Wockhardt UK and GSK. Students will be exposed to the industrial settings through full day visits where will have an insight into the operation of pharmaceutical manufacturers, will follow industrial quality control and quality assurance procedures and will have an opportunity to discuss the potential of having a career in the pharmaceutical industry. This Master course will prepare you for further study to PhD level or to undertake jobs in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the UK and overseas.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

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

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 46 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    141 62%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    37th

    5

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