Taught course

Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree with a background in subjects such as biomedical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, microbiology and/or biotechnology at a 2:2 or above.

We may also consider other qualifications or experience which demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills such as a degree-equivalent qualification in a relevant biomolecular discipline as per above, plus a minimum of two years relevant post-qualification work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Unique to Scotland, this new two-year programme will prepare graduates for careers in the pharmaceutical sector and allied industries.

This programme is primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at international students who have an interest in developing a career in the pharmaceutical sector.

It is designed to equip you with versatile skills in the theoretical understanding, practical execution and critical evaluation of pharmaceutical science principles.

You will develop expert critical and technical knowledge related to the development, analysis and production of medicines (pharmaceutics), the drug industry and regulatory affairs.

You will gain insight to contemporary, integrated drug discovery strategies, study recent trends in chemical and biological therapeutics and evaluate the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry.

You will also study the interaction between drugs and the body (pharmacology) and explore key analytical and bioanalytical techniques used in therapeutic drug monitoring, with the opportunity for hands-on practical experience in a range of specialist instrumentation and techniques.

Fees and funding

Visit Edinburgh Napier's website for details of course fees. We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040