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Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    De Montfort University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    APR, OCT

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary


Apply here for the Medical Leadership, Education and Research Skills programme

If you are experiencing problems with the online admissions portal, or would prefer to apply using a paper form, please download the attached form, returning the completed form to HLS Admissions by email ()

The course will significantly help the scientists of today and tomorrow build their capabilities in delivering high quality innovative medicines for patients; potentially leading to careers in leading companies such as AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

Reasons to study Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry at DMU:

  • Designed to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of pharmaceutical and allied practitioners worldwide, it provides the tools and techniques needed to implement a QbD approach within your own organisation
  • Study a range of specialist modules through flexible distance learning, with opportunities to undertake stand-alone modules leading to a named CPD award
  • Our strong links, direct input and guest lectures from by leading industrial and regulatory experts such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency ensure your learning is relevant to current practice and developments within the sector
  • Our experienced practitioner- and research-based academic staff have recently received grant-funded collaborative research and development to improve industrial process quality and efficiency, with Innovate UK (formerly TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Become a graduate of the highest calibre - we have an established reputation of more than 100 years in pharmacy teaching
  • Course content informs part of a major initiative, being driven and supported by US, EU and Japanese regulatory authorities, and defined within the Q8, Q9 and Q10 Guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Teaching and assessment

Course material is delivered through video lectures with integrated presentations, and utilises a variety of course assessment methods including; reflective writing, case study analysis, critical review of literature and a research project. Each module is studied over 20 weeks, while the dissertation is designed to take.

Graduate careers

This course equips graduates with the relevant knowledge and skills to compete for global jobs in the pharmaceutical, healthcare sectors and academia. Career opportunities exist in product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, marketing and clinical research.

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University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 86 1

    35th out of 46

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    122 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    117 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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