Entry requirements

The normal standard of entry is BSc Honours degree at a minimum of a Lower Second (2.2) or equivalent, in Herbal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, Botany, Horticulture, Biochemistry or related subjects. Competence in English language for those whose first language is not English is required to have at least IELTS 6.5, and minimum 6.0 for each component.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to respond to the growing market in the use of medicinal plants and natural products, which needs professional expertise to support its quality, analysis and development. The taught MSc Medicinal Plant Science course provides a programme of advanced study for graduates, from pharmacy, horticulture, herbal medicine and biochemical sciences, to equip them for future careers in the pharmaceutical, phyto-pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical industries and quality assurance of herbal medicine. Through studying medicinal plants from their genesis as plants in a field, to analysing them in a chemical laboratory, the course equips students with a unique perspective and critical understanding of plant medicines. Students also learn their traditional uses and the technical skills to unlock their future potential.

MSc Medicinal Plant Science aims to produce tomorrow's researchers and leaders in development of quality phytomedicines. Students will benefit from internship opportunities in the medicinal herbs quality research laboratory, and the University's polyclinic dispensary, providing valuable real world practical experience.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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