Taught course

Industrial Pharmaceutics

University of Central Lancashire · School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: recent honours degree in the field of Biosciences (or overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics is designed for students wishing to pursue either a career in the pharmaceutical industry or an allied discipline. The course has been developed with the aim of giving graduates the necessary knowledge and practical skills to become valuable team members within the pharmaceutical industry, with particular emphasis on dosage form development and manufacture.

A research project occupies the whole of the third term in order to allow you to conduct a detailed investigation into a particular aspect of pharmaceutical formulation or another scientific research discipline on offer from the School. You will have the unique opportunity to undertake this project in India or you could remain at UCLan using the School's dedicated postgraduate research laboratories.

The course consist of the following modules:

Research Methods for Clinical Science
Practical Techniques in Industrial/Medicinal Chemistry
Applied Biopharmaceutics
Advanced Drug Delivery
Pharmaceutical Regulation, Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance
Pharmaceutical Technology and Formulation Development

Research Project: housed in the dedicated postgraduate research laboratories. You will be conducting a project in an area related to the course material for a three month, full time period, using state of the art equipment.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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