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Embark on a transformative journey with our MSc(Eng) Pharmaceutical Engineering programme. Designed to meet the demands of the global pharma industry, this hands-on course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this field. Delve into the science and application of products, drug delivery, and the production of medicines. Gain valuable experience using our state-of-the-art continuous powder processing plant, and explore particle technology. Taught by industry experts and with close ties to major pharmaceutical companies, you'll be in high demand upon graduation. Join us at Sheffield and be part of the future of pharmaceutical engineering. Entry requirements: minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a science, technology, or engineering subject.

About the course

Our MSc gives you hands-on experience of an industrial-scale continuous powder processing plant and develops the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in the global pharma market.

This programme has been developed taking into consideration the requirements of the global pharmaceutical industry. You’ll discover about the science and application of products, oral drug delivery, the production of medicines and new technologies used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a science, technology or engineering subject.


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Shengda Hou

Graduated in 2021

Shengda Hou studied MSc Pharmaceutical Engineering and is now working in big pharma in China.

Why did you choose this course?

I have studied in a similar area during undergraduate, and I want to gain more knowledge about pharmaceutical technology. In the University of Sheffield, a pilot plant in the Diamond which could manufacture tablets with industry scale called "Consigma 25" attracts me a lot.

What have you enjoyed most about your course so far?

The advanced experimental equipment is allowed to operate, which enriches my practical experience. More importantly, the supervisor is patient and responsible, who also has strong expertise and experience in this research area. Professional guidance could be given when we encountering difficulties during the research. Group meeting will be held every week to review the working progress that the supervisor and his assistant will make detailed individual comment on the assignment submitted by the from the previous week when doing the research project. I really enjoy the weekly meeting that everyone can make discussion and share opinions together and learn from each other.

What do you think about Sheffield as a city?

Sheffield is a city where industry meets nature. The sunset there is beautiful. Some pleasant parks are located near the city where you can meet many kind old man as well as some cute animals. It's a good approach to relax yourself in the park.

What are your ambitions after completing your degree?

I am currently working in pharmaceutical industry in China. I may choose to have further study if possible

What would you say to a younger student at your previous school if they were considering studying your degree at university?
Communication ability is quite important in study. The academic staff here are willing to help solve the difficulties.

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