Taught course

Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related subject.


Months of entry


Course content

Developed in response to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and after extensive consultation with industry, this programme is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related disciplines who wish to contribute to drug development and analysis, a process that requires multidisciplinary skills.

This programme comprises a broad range of modules covering the major aspects of analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry, complemented by studies in transferable and professional skills.

Study areas include research methods, separation techniques, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, spectroscopy and structural analysis, mass spectrometry and associated techniques, drug targets, drug design and drug synthesis, sensors, innovations in analytical science and medicinal chemistry.

The modules reflect areas of industrial interest and the world-leading research undertaken by the department.

Students also have exciting opportunities to carry out projects on placement in industry; recently, these destinations have included 3M, Astra Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many more.

This course is aimed at those students who wish to extend their knowledge in a particular area or broaden their field in order to increase their career prospects.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. Visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222 496