Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Course duration: 16 months full-time, 2 years part-time.
Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Friday 9am-5pm; Trimester 2: Thursday 9am-4pm; Trimester 3: Monday 10am-3pm. Teaching due to take place on Monday 25 May will instead be held on Tuesday 26 May.
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 Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
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.
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