Taught course

Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training (PIAT)

The University of Manchester · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry requirements

To study for a Diploma in Advanced Studies or the MSc degree you should normally have a degree level scientific qualification. If you do not already have the required qualifications to study for the Diploma in Advanced Studies, you can join this programme when you have proved your ability by earning four module credits.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Developed in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry, the PIAT programme is a postgraduate-level training programme designed for scientists and managers working in the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of Product Development, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance.

The programme is administered by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which obtained the highest ratings available in recent teaching and research assessments.

Special features:
Distance learning. Using distance learning, the PIAT programme is designed to improve students' work performance and allow them to achieve university qualifications without the need for prolonged absence from work. Students receive a work book containing teaching material and exercises for each module chosen. Tutors are available to assist throughout the course
Industry-recognised qualification. In the long term it improves graduates' career prospects by providing industry-recognised qualifications validated by a leading university. It also provides the training required for Qualified Person recognition
Start dates. Students can start their studies at any time

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.0, or TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based).

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-60 months


distance learning
36-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
0161 275 1797