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MSc Phyto-pharmaceutical Science


Course Description

Phytopharmaceutical Science, the development of drugs from plants and other natural compounds, is now a significant area of research for the development of new medicines with a sound historical basis. Many drugs listed as conventional medications are derived from plants and were originally administered in plant form.

Over recent years, in their search for novel therapeutic agents, there has been a huge rise in interest from the global pharmaceutical industry centred on the isolation and evaluation of compounds from plants used in medical treatment derived from traditional medicine sources.

Based on the increasing importance of this emerging area of natural product science this programme of study will enable individuals with specific expertise in the regulation and development of plant-based medicines to pursue a career in the rapidly expanding phytopharmaceutical industry or a government regulatory body.

The MSc in Phytopharmaceuticals is a taught postgraduate programme which provides an in depth study of natural products, their analysis, value as medicines and regulatory issues controlling their production and sales.

As a MSc Phytopharmaceutical student, you will:

receive a high quality programme which will provide you with the expertise to work in the pharmaceutical industries emerging area of natural product science
be supported throughout your studies by our experienced, dedicated team of staff
study in excellent facilities, including new refurbished laboratories with the latest analytical equipment and Medicinal Herb Garden.

Programme structure

Phytopharmaceuticals is multi-disciplinary. You will study, plant chemistry, phytochemical analysis, analytical methods, quality control, toxicology, ethnobotany, herbal therapeutics, legislation and regulation of herbal products, and research methods.

In order to be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma, a student shall have passed the two specialist modules, the optional module and the core module; or one specialist module, the research project and the core module (120 M Level credits). Students obtaining 60 M level credits (by the core module and either specialist module or the research project) may be considered for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Life Sciences.

In order to be eligible for the award of the Masters degree, a student shall have passed both specialist modules, the optional module, the research project and the core module (180 M level credits).

You will be assessed throughout the programme in practical work and theory. Coursework varies and includes laboratory work, data analysis, essays, presentations and examinations.

Career opportunities

Feedback from industry suggests that natural product science is an expanding area of interest resulting in new employment opportunities for qualified individuals with specific expertise in the regulation and development of plant based medicines. Opportunities also exist in teaching, writing and horticulture.

You may also be interested in UEL's MSc Pharmaceutical Science programme.

Visit the MSc Phyto-pharmaceutical Science page on the University of East London website for more details!

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UEL Postgraduate Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The UEL Postgraduate Scholarship is a 50% fee waiver on tuition fees. Scholarship is awarded based on an application process, open to applicants who meet the criteria below:Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria:
• Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL starting in September 2016
• Studying full-time or part-time
• Fee assessed as a Home/EU student
• Studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying
• With a collaborative partner
• Via online or distance learning
• A PGCE course
• Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture
• Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD

Value of Scholarship(s)

50 per cent discount on tuition fees

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have applied for a postgraduate taught course, starting in September 2016, and be studying at one of our campuses.

Application Procedure

An application form is available on our website and students who meet the criteria above will automatically be invited to apply for our scholarship scheme. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.

Further Information

http://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Fees-and-Funding/Scholarships/UEL-Postgraduate-Scholarship


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Part-time fee waiver - 20+ Awards

Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria:
• Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL that starts in September 2016
• Be a part-time postgraduate student (in attendance) studying at least 50% of a full time course
• Be fee assessed as a Home/EU student
• Be classified as ‘home’ for tuition fee purposes and meet standard residency requirements
• Be studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying:
• With a collaborative partner
• Via online or distance learning
• A PGCE course
• Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture
• Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD In addition, MA Social Work students are also not eligible to apply if they are in receipt of government funding.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500

Eligibility

You must be on a low income (up to £18,200 or £26,000 with a partner) and receiving one of four qualifying benefits. These are: Job Seekers’ Allowance (income based), Income Support, Housing Benefit and New Deal Allowance.

Application Procedure

An application form is available on our website. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.

Further Information

http://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Fees-and-Funding/Scholarships/500-part-time-fee-waiver


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Early Payment Discount - 20+ Awards

If you’re starting your postgraduate course in September 2016, you can save five per cent on your course fees by paying them in full.
Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016, we will give you a five per cent discount on your tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Five per cent discount on course fees

Eligibility

Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016

Application Procedure

No application necessary

Further Information

http://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Fees-and-Funding/Scholarships/Early-Payment-Discount


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Alumni Scholarship - 20+ Awards

You should previously have been awarded an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree, professional doctorate or a postgraduate research degree from UEL or one of its predecessor institutions, such as the Polytechnic of East London.
You cannot apply for the alumni discount if your course involves distance learning or if you are studying towards a master’s and diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2), a PGCE, a post-compulsory education and training (PCET) course or any short course or courses worth less than 120 credits.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15 per cent discount on tuitions fees

Eligibility

If you’re a member of UEL’s Alumni Association, you are automatically eligible for 15 per cent off your postgraduate fees*. The offer applies to all UEL alumni, however long ago they graduated.

Application Procedure

Please include on your application form that you previously studied at UEL, and include your old student ID number. The 15 per cent discount will be deducted from your tuition fees after any other scholarships, and before any early payment discount is applied. It can also be used alongside other scholarships and funding.

Further Information

http://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Fees-and-Funding/Scholarships/Alumni-Scholarship


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International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

An international scholarship at UEL covers part of the cost of course fees. Scholarships are highly sought after and the process of applying for scholarships is often competitive and carries deadline dates. The amount awarded is assessed on a case by case basis and is often up to £4000 off tuition fees per year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £4,000

Eligibility

You must have filled out an application to study at UEL prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number)

Application Procedure

To qualify for a scholarship you must first make an application to study at UEL before applying for any of the scholarships. After you’ve done this, you should then use the links below to apply for the scholarship quoting your application reference number.

Further Information

https://www.uel.ac.uk/International/International-Scholarships



Entry Requirements

Intending students should normally hold a minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university in an appropriate biological science subject or an equivalent qualification and/or experience. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required.

Course Fees

2015/16: Home: Full-time : £8,000 Part-time: £1,333per 30 credit module; International: Full-time: £11,700, Part-time: £1,950 per 30 credit module


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