Taught course

Pharmaceutical Science

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences in order to be eligible for this programme. The following acceptable degree background are: pharmacy; pharmacology, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry; biological or biomedical sciences; chemistry; immunology; biotechnology; genetics; virology; molecular biology; forensic science.

We may also consider degree-equivalent qualifications, as will applicants without Honours degree equivalence but who have appropriate experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course provides expert critical and technical knowledge related to the development, analysis and production of medicines, the drug industry and regulatory affairs.

You'll study recent trends in chemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics and evaluate the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry.

You'll also gain an understanding of the processes and methods used in clinical trials and the regulation of medicines and acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue your career in pharmaceutical science.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040