Postgraduate (1-2 years full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Trimester 1: Tuesday, times will vary by week (part-time).
Trimester 2: Tuesday, times will vary by week (part-time).
Trimester 3: Friday 9:00 - 16:00 (part-time).
Focus on advanced pharmaceutical skills including dosage, approaches and techniques, before moving on to the pathway of a drug from initial discovery to extensive clinical trials and regulatory approval. Let our SuperLabs and Nanotechnology Research Lab become your workspace as you carry out safe, ethical experiments while meeting world-class pharmaceutical standards.
Next, expand your knowledge of the design, analysis and manufacturing processes of producing effective and safe pharmaceutical products by developing scientific reasoning, problem solving skills, quality assurance and quality control.
You’ll develop a wider knowledge of the integral parts of the pharmaceutical industry including research, development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales. You'll also focus on your research skills; understanding how research informs quality practice judgements.
We have collaborative team of research active academic staff and industry specialists. You’ll also benefit from our close working relationship with the Clinical Trials Unit who are experts in regulation, licensing and regulatory affairs.
The industry is always developing, which is why we’ll challenge you to debate contemporary or difficult topics and solutions such as drug safety, ethical issues, the readiness of potential drug for clinical trial in humans and pharmacovigilance. Your career is constantly at the forefront of our agenda, which is why we focus on real life employability skills.
You’ll become confident in proposal writing, grant application and creating papers for publication, while benefiting from innovative teaching techniques including role play and interviewing.
We've worked closely with industry to ensure our course meets the need for enhanced skills by employees within pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing. Once you graduate, you could work within the pharmaceutical industry as a formulation, quality control or production scientist. Or you might decide to make a career in regulatory affairs and research, or in a government regulatory body while involving yourself in licensing and post marketing surveillance procedures. Other career choices could be in the medical publication industry, academia, technical support, food or cosmetic industry. If you'd like to continue your studies in research or further education, Anglia Ruskin offers a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate research degrees including MPhil or/and PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, and in Biomedical Science.
As an MSc Pharmaceutical Science graduate you'll be eligible to apply to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after spending 2 years in a suitable Pharmaceutical Scientist role.
Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking, as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesize existing knowledge, accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice.
As well as our MSc in Pharmaceutical Science, we also offer two intermediate awards – a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate. If you’re taking the full Masters course then you’ll also need to complete a dissertation.
This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, for entry to an undergraduate degree course you’ll usually require:
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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