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MScPharmaceutical Technology

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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Innovative pharmaceutical processing technologies are becoming highly important. This exciting, brand-new interdisciplinary MSc has been developed taking into consideration the requirements of the growing global pharmaceutical industry and the strong infrastructure and expertise available across the School of Life Sciences and the School of Engineering Design and Technology.

The programme is designed to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding and knowledge in the area of pharmaceutical formulation development and its underpinning science and processing technologies. Particularly notable features include theoretical and practical aspects of advanced analytical methods, Process Analytical Technology (PAT), and Quality by Design (QbD).

It will also facilitate the development of professional skills such as good laboratory practice and transferable skills. Students will receive hands-on experience using technologies such as supercritical fluid processing, hot melt extrusion, nano-milling and characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffractometry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, NIR or NMR and Raman Spectrometry and online rheology.

Overall, this programme will widen your thinking horizons and improve your professional abilities.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 3 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module):

Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Formulation Development (20 Credits) ©
Science of Solid Dosage Form and Advanced Pharmaceutical Technologies (20 Credits) ©
X-Ray Diffraction (10 credits) ©
Separation Science (10 credits) (O)
Vibrational Spectroscopy (10 credits) (O)

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 3 x © Modules):

Critical Appraisal of Current Topics in Pharmaceutical Technology (20 credits) ©
Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Quality by Design (20 credits) ©
Computational Pharmaceutics and Knowledge Management (20 credits) ©

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Research Project (60 credits) ©

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Bradford School of Pharmacy have an excellent employment record, and graduates can rise to be leaders in pharmaceutical organisations and businesses in the UK and around the world.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States