Taught course

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.


Months of entry


Course content

Our popular and industry-relevant Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science MSc programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process which requires multidisciplinary skills.

The MSc programme in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science is taught via a combination of self-learning and short courses with practical laboratory sessions and formal assessment by coursework and examination. There are a range of optional modules to choose from in addition to the compulsory modules which all MSc students take. The programme runs for a full calendar year, starting at the beginning of October and completing at the end of September the following year. The Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science programme can also be studied part-time over a period of 2-5 years.

The School of Science has invested £0.5 million in new equipment for the new £17 million STEM teaching lab facility that this programme will be taught in.
You will have access to a broad range of scientific instrumentation including: 400 MHz, 500 MHz, solid-state and bench-p NMR spectrometers, single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers, a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer, GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers, ion mobility spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs and tunable nanopore sensors.

The MSc Chemical Sciences programmes at Loughborough were ranked above the sector average on all 9 units of assessment in the 2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. These programmes attract students from all over the world with students from a wide range of different countries including China, Nigeria, Oman, USA, UK, Brunei, Latvia and India.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222 496