Pharmaceutical Science (with specialism) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Online University of East London    School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert See programme description
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

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The Pharmaceutical Science (with specialism) programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of pharmaceutical science. You will gain the skills needed for individual and collaborative research in areas such as drug development. The course covers biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, analytical and medicinal chemistry. You will have the opportunity to specialize in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Physiology, Phyto-pharmaceuticals, or Toxicology. The programme consists of four taught modules and an independent research project. With state-of-the-art facilities and regular field trips, you will be well-prepared for a career in pharmaceutical research or further studies at a PhD level. Entry requirements include a minimum 2.1 Honours in a relevant subject and IELTS 6.5.

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This course will give you a detailed understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of pharmaceutical science and help develop the skills needed for individual and collaborative research in areas such as drug development. 

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours in Psychology, Physiology, Sports Science, Sport Studies or a related subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

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Where will I study?

Where is University of East London


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


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.

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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


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.

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