Taught course

Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Quality Control

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a chemical, biological or related science. Industry experience: please refer to Admissions for further details. International applicants: You will need a good degree in a chemical, biological or related science plus an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each category.

Months of entry


Course content

Qualify as a pharmaceutical scientist on this new, Masters-level Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Quality Control course at Liverpool John Moores University. Carry out novel research and gain hands-on laboratory experience.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Explore the drug development and quality control aspects of the pharmaceutical industry as you study to become a qualified pharmaceutical scientist
  • Gain hands-on experience in relevant laboratory techniques with a 12 week research project
  • Benefit from LJMU's £12 million laboratory investment
  • Enjoy excellent graduate employment prospects
Enhance your subject knowledge and gain hands-on experience with this new Masters course, taught by tutors with personal industry experience and strong manufacturing connections.

Completing a PG Cert by the end of the first semester on this full time, year-long course, you will devote the next semester to Diploma level study and then undertake a 12 week laboratory project for the final part of your MSc.

There are opportunities for topic specialisation and the chance to undertake cutting edge research.

You will learn in a supportive, flexible academic environment, studying at the Byrom Street site, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

The School's laboratories are currently undergoing a £12 million upgrade. Here you’ll find chromatographic equipment and spectrometers, tableting and particle sizing equipment, computing laboratory and state-of-the-art molecular modelling software, electron spin resonance spectrometers and thermal analysis equipment, including dynamic differential scanning calorimetry plus chromatography, LC-MS and NMR instruments.
In terms of independent study support, the Avril Robarts Library, open 24/7 during semesters, is located just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact Faculty of Science:
0151 231 2888
fax: 0151 207 3224

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090