Taught course

Modelling and Simulation in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

The University of Manchester · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry requirements

For the MSc, applicants require a science degree at BSc Honours level (all classifications accepted). For individual CPD modules, there are no specific entry requirements other than relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Modelling and Simulation (M&S) in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (PKPD) programme has been developed with an emphasis on mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting PKPD; such as Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetics (PBPK).

We view this under the general umbrella of systems biology and hence enable students to apply their knowledge of modelling and simulation in various areas of research within the pharmaceutical industry.

The course focuses on the broad range of issues that make up M&S efforts during drug development and these are reinforced via hands-on application of the skills to real-world data.

This programme is designed for scientists already working within the pharmaceutical industry who wish to qualify as modellers with hands-on experience and obtain a university degree.

The flexible, distance learning nature of the course means that students can fit their study around their other commitments. The only required on-site part is the three-week residential introductory package.

Information for international students

Pharmacy applicants should have obtained an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL of 600 or another English language qualification recognised by the University.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-36 months

Course contact details

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
+44 (0)114 292 2324