Taught course

Pharmaceutical Research and Development Technology

Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology · Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biological, Applied or Health Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field. A GPA average of B or 3.0 is recommended.

Months of entry

January, September, June, March

Course content

In this program, you will learn and acquire specialized knowledge and practical skills required to function as a Pharmaceutical Formulation Technologist, Pharmaceutical Formulation Chemist or Product Development Scientist in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, cosmetics, and other life-science industries. Pharmaceutical Formulation Scientists are professionals responsible for developing drug formulations, testing to ensure it delivers the drug in the desired manner and conducting experimental scale-up and process validation to assure it can be manufactured on a large scale. Formulation technologists and scientists also assist the Company develop valuable intellectual property and technologies required to effectively create and develop innovative drug products.

Information for international students

Individuals educated outside of Canada must have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor of Science degree. Degrees completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by one of the following - International Credential Assessment Service, University of Toronto Comparative Education Service or World Education Service.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
16 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Practical projects 40

Course contact details

Dr. Alexander MacGregor
416-296-8860 (ext. 238)