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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Chemistry

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    FT Band 2 - £7,500 p/a
    PT Band 2 - £625 per 15 credit module

    If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

  • Last Updated

    11 July 2019

About the course

Competent Pharmaceutical and Analytical Scientists are presently in demand in the pharmaceutical and related industries. This course has been designed with input from Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists with a wide range of industrial and research experience. Pharmaceutical analysis involves the testing of drug substances and the formulation of pharmaceutical drugs as they are utilized. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most recent technological developments and applications in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science. The different methods of drug formulation currently being used, and being developed, are described alongside the instrumental techniques which can be used in the analysis of drug components. The modules are taught by enthusiasts who are experts in their fields. The course is two thirds taught material and one third project.

Course detail

We offer the following modules:

  •  Fundamentals of Analytical Science
  •  Data Treatment and Analysis
  •  Advanced Separation Techniques
  •  NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry for Analytical Scientists
  •  Practical skills for Analysts
  •  Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Analysis
  •  Pharmaceutical Preparations and their Testing
  •  Molecular Medicine
  •  Project

The course is designed to train you in scientific methodology relating to pharmaceutical and analytical science and extend your interest and knowledge in the subject. The different methods of drug formulation currently being used, and being developed, are described alongside the instrumental techniques which can be used in the analysis of drug components. The taught part of the course consists of eight theory modules in the areas of forensic and Analytical Science as well as a research project. The research project requires 50 days laboratory work and takes place during the summer.

Career support

Graduates of this course have a chance of gaining employment or advancing careers in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, regulatory authorities, the NHS and instrument companies. A significant proportion go on to study for a PhD.

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.


Visit the Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science MSc page on the University of Huddersfield website for more details!

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