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Pharmaceutical Technology and Medicines Control MSc

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bradford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This programme is unique as it combines the study of pharmaceutical technology, including pharmaceutical sciences, and medicines control.

It has been designed to provide you with an advanced theoretical knowledge of sciences that are related to disciplines in pharmaceutical sciences, and give you the skills you need for laboratory work in this area.

These disciplines include the development of pharmaceutical formulation, with particular emphasis on the technology used in the pharmaceutical process and the development and production of medicines. This focus leads to an emphasis on the processes and procedures for clinical trials that are needed for licensing and regulation.

Medicines control is an important element of this programme. It encompasses drug regulations, drug licensing, drug testing, and safety. You will learn about the key processes involved in structured enforcement and inspection standards through the application of quality assurance. You will also gain knowledge and develop skills related to pharmaceutical supply chains and pharmacovigilance, including the safe and proper use of medicines.

You'll also have opportunities for hands-on experience in applying analytical and characterisation techniques such as liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) combined with tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) detection, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and near-infrared (NIR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Raman spectroscopy.

Learning and assessment

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are employed to engage you in developing your subject knowledge and understanding including:

  • formal lectures
  • laboratory practicals
  • demonstrations
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • laboratory investigations
  • critical appraisal
  • coursework assignments
  • directed study

The programme will progress from structured learning led by lectures and practicals, through to more seminar-based learning and to the individual research-based dissertation and project.

Different methods of assessment will be used as appropriate to the learning outcomes, including written examinations, oral presentations, experimental coursework reports, and, most importantly, an MSc dissertation.

Career prospects

Graduates from our MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Medicines Control programme progress into PhD research and employment in the pharmaceutical industry in various areas such as formulation and drug development, manufacture and production, pharmaceutical analysis, quality assurance and quality control.

The programme enhances graduate employment prospects, and opens up opportunities in government regulatory agencies, drug procurement and distribution centres.

Recent graduates have secured positions such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Scientist and Lab analyst at Abbott, United Kingdom
  • Regulatory Officer at the Food & Drug Board, Ghana
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist, Analytical Research Department at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan
  • Assistant Lecturer, Garyounis University, Libya.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,885per year

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

University information

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University of Bradford

  • University League Table

    85th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 77 1

    17th out of 46 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    135 65%

    25th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97 97%

    38th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    70th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    135 61%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    14th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    4th

    34

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