Taught course

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ulster University · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

A degree in subjects such as Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences or in a course that has significant amounts of chemistry and biology from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard. For applicants whose first language is not English, a certificate of English proficiency (a minimum overall score of 6 in IELTS(with no contributing band less than 5.5) or equivalent) is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim the of MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences programme is to provide an academically challenging and vocationally relevant education and training in pharmaceutical sciences, both theoretical and practical. Students will acquire an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the subject, and achieve learning outcomes that enable them to be able to appreciate and apply acquired knowledge, skills and technological understanding primarily for the benefit of the pharmaceutical and related industrial sectors in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences – Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarships

Ulster University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by Norbrook Laboratories Limited, has a total annual scholarship fund of £10,000 available to students holding a conditional offer of a place on the above course. The scholarships will be used to cover the full, or part course fee, (up to a maximum of £10,000 per annum). Any remaining funds will be paid directly to scholarship holders in support of living expenses.

The awards are competitive and selection is based on interview.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
18+ months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Murtaza Tambuwala
+44 (0)28 7012 4016