Taught course

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Central Lancashire · School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Recent honours degree (Minimum 2:2 UK-equivalent) in the fields of physical sciences, biosciences or pharmacy (or overseas equivalent).
  • International students should have an English language qualification: IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 600 (paper) and 250 (CBE) with TWE 4.
  • A qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes (Pharmaceutical Sciences) course at UCLan provides specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of drug development, with the emphasis on the procedure of drug discovery, from target identification through to product marketing.

The course comprises of 1 semester of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by 2 semesters of full-time, independent laboratory based research project. This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of chemistry / pharmaceutics and who have a wide variety of expertise in drug development, formulation and drug delivery. The student will have an opportunity to select the supervisor and a research topic in a field of biopharmaceutics, inhalation, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmaceutics, 3D printing, herbal drug extraction, structure modifications, nanotechnology, topical and oral medications.

We have close industrial links with Rosemont Pharmaceuticals, Wockhardt UK and GSK. Students will be exposed to the industrial setting through visits and placements.

This postgraduate course will prepare you for further study to PhD level or to undertake jobs in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the UK and overseas.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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