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MSc Drug Delivery

Course Description

This programme is primarily designed to prepare students for an academic or industrial career in pharmaceutics or drug delivery. Qualified postgraduates are in significant demand, due to the continued development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules.

Students will gain an overview of drug delivery and have hands-on experience of pharmaceutical formulation and drug delivery. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies at the PhD level.

The course is based around core compulsory modules and a research project. These modules cover the biology of disease states, designing drugs and delivery systems, research methods and exploiting your research.

Modules are:

Drug Discovery
Chemotherapy & Selective Toxicity
Drug Dosage Form & Design
Principles of Product Analysis and Validation

Drug Delivery and Targeting
Research Methods 1: Professional Development
Research Methods 2: Communication Skills
Research Project

The supervised research project will last for four months and be at the level expected for the first year of PhD studies. Examples include liposome-based drug delivery systems, strategies for enhancing drug solubility, and development of TB vaccines.

Visit the MSc Drug Delivery page on the Aston University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Hayder Al-Jarsha

I’m Hayder from Iraq and I did my MSc degree in Drug Delivery at Aston University. It was really a unique experience in my life. My MSc programme involved many modules that provided me with both scientific knowledge and technical skills. Aston’s team is amazing; there is always someone you can ask for help and support.

I didn’t feel out of place as a international student at any point, since Aston is diverse and has students from all over the world. I lived on campus where I met my best friends. The accommodation is very nice and it is so close to the main building. It was a 2 minute walk from my room! Aston is in the heart of Birmingham and this made it very easy for me and my friends to go out anytime of the day to hang out, get food, or shop.


Ferguson Foundation Scholarship - 7 Awards

The scholarships are available to students applying to on campus programmes offered in the School of Life & Health Sciences. The Ferguson Scholarships apply to the following programmes:MSc in Biomedical Sciences
MSc Molecular Biotechnology
MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
MSc Health and Disease
MSc in Drug Delivery
MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences
MSc in Pharmacokinetics
MSc in Pharmacology
MSc in Health Psychology
MRes in Cognitive Neurosciences If successful, you will receive a scholarship of approximately £12,000 towards the cost of your MSc course fees. You will have to contribute £3,000 (approx) towards your MSc tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Between £9,000 and £12,000


The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering 7 scholarships to students from Africa and South America. Scholarships are supported by the Ferguson Foundation which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK.

Application Procedure

To be considered you must fulfill the following:Be a National from an African or South American country and submit a concise 1,000-1,500 word essay explaining how you and your home country will benefit from the skills and knowledge you will acquire in the MSc course you have applied for.

You must be in receipt of an offer for one of the above programmes prior to applying for the scholarship.Once you have received your offer you can send your scholarship application to [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Prospective students must possess a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physical Science, Biochemistry or related field.

Course Fees

£6900 for UK/EU and £16,850 for International students

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