Taught course

Pharmaceutical Quality by Design

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2nd class or equivalent) in a chemical, biological or physical science, including (though not exclusive to) chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, engineering, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, or physics. Alternatively, we will accept a portfolio of professional and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree.

For those whose first language is not English: Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 250 (computer score) 600 (written paper); OR documentary evidence that the medium of instruction for previous degree(s) was in English, provided the degree programme was completed within three years of registering for the MSc.

Msc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Months of entry


Course content

The course will provide students with an understanding of the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries (as they strive to develop new products) and equip them with modern product development and manufacturing solutions that conform to current industry best practices and modern Quality by Design principles.

The programme contains areas of core knowledge and skills with an emphasis on application of Quality by Design principles and continuous improvement activities to the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. The course has been structured to ensure that students have a coherent and balanced programme of study.

Example Course modules :

  • Principles and Practices of Quality by Design
  • Product Design: Pre-formulation and Formulation
  • Analytical Techniques in Materials Science
  • Process Design, Control and Manufacturing
  • Advances in Drug Delivery
  • B iopharmaceuticals
  • Process Analytical Technology and Chemometrics
  • Experimental Design and
  • Research Methods

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Health and Life Science Admissions Division
+44 (0)116 257 7700
+44 (0)116 250 6411