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MSc Pharmacokinetics

Course Description

Pharmacokinetics is a key aspect of drug safety and investigates the fate of a drug in the body, and how the substance is absorbed, distributed, metabolised and eliminated.

The MSc Pharmacokinetics programme has been developed with an emphasis on describing mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting the pharmacokinetics of drugs throughout the drug development process. The course will provide candidates with a broad range of experiences in the application of pharmacokinetics from early discovery and development, through to market authorisation and clinical applications.

This programme is designed for scientists already working within the pharmaceutical industry or science graduates who wish to explore the area of pharmacokinetics further and to and obtain a university degree.

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

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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]

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2nd class honours degree in a life Sciences-based subject e.g., chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, chemical engineering, pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biotechnology or biological chemistry from a UK University, or when outside the UK a degree or qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of written and spoken English. For international students this is demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher overall, but with no score below a 6.0 or equivalent qualifications

Course Fees

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

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