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 contentDeveloped 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.
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
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- 0161 275 1797