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Pharmaceutical Technology (MSc)

Course Description

Bradford School of Pharmacy

The Bradford School of Pharmacy is one of the largest pharmacy departments in the UK with strong research and development strengths in pharmaceutical drug delivery and process development. It has strong links with pharmaceutical companies and research institutes of repute around the world. In addition to the Bradford School of Pharmacy, this course will be supported by the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science and the School of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences of the University with their state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise.


There are a wide range of facilities for practical classes and MSc projects where you will have access to sophisticated state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment.


The interdisciplinary postgraduate MSc programme in Pharmaceutical Technology has been developed to meet the current and future requirements of the global pharmaceutical industry. This unique course will provide students with a wider exposure to and understanding of pharmaceutical technologies, delivery systems and process analytics.


The course structure is modular and the taught components run over two semesters (September to January then late-January to May), with the research project taking place between May and August. In the first semester you will take three core modules and you will have the choice of two option modules.

In the second semester, you will take three modules worth 60 credits. The research project is worth 60 credits. Each 10-credit module equates to 100 hours of learning time. You need 60 credits for the Postgraduate Certificate and 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma. To be awarded an MSc you will in addition need to successfully complete your research project worth 60 credits.

You will be provided with a comprehensive series of course and module handbooks that you can consult on a range of learning issues, and your course tutors will be available to consult on subject specific queries.


- Fundamentals of Drug Delivery
- Science of Solid Dosage Forms and Advanced Pharmaceutical Technologies
- X-Ray Diffraction
- Separation Science
- Vibrational Spectroscopy
- Critical Appraisal of a Current Topic in Pharmaceutical Science
- Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD)
- Computational Pharmaceutics and Knowledge Management
- Research project

For enquiries please clearly state:

Subject of bachelor degree
Year of entry e.g. September 2016

Visit the Pharmaceutical Technology (MSc) page on the University of Bradford website for more details!

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Country Specific Scholarships 2016 - 20+ Awards

All students from one of the World Bank countries will be entitled to a £2,000 fee scholarships as a fee reduction for meeting or exceeding the entry criteria.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Self-funding international students (not EU) who are nationals of countries that are defined by the World Bank as having low-income or low to middle income economies.

Application Procedure

These are automatically processed by us and no separate application is required.

Further Information



International Academic Excellence Scholarships 2016 - 20+ Awards

Although you may apply for more than one scholarship, you can only receive one scholarship from the University. The exception is that you can still receive the 15% Alumni discount and this scholarship. Students must be paying their own fees. Students in receipt of external funding e.g. chevening scholarships are not entitled to this award.Country equivalent of 2:1 at degree-level will result in a £2,500 fee scholarship
Country equivalent of first-class Honours at degree-level will result in a £3,500 fee scholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £3,500


Students from all other countries excluding EU countries and China will be automatically assessed for academic-related fee scholarships worth £2,500 or £3,500, based on your entry qualifications.Students entitled to the £3,500 fee scholarship can apply for one of our Half-Fee Academic Excellence Scholarships (see below).

Application Procedure

These scholarships are automatically processed by the University and no separate application is required. The amount of scholarship that you are entitled to will be shown on your offer letter.

Further Information



Academic Excellence Scholarships Home/EU Students 2016 - 10 Awards

Available for all full-time taught MSc and MA courses at the University of Bradford.The scholarship is given as a fee reduction. The award is valid for one year only.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Self-funding students paying Home/EU feesStudents must achieve at least a first-class Honours in their undergraduate studies, or the European equivalent.

Application Procedure

Please contact [email protected]

Further Information



Postgraduate Bursary 2016 - 20+ Awards

ELIGIBILITYIn order to apply for this bursary you must:Be from the UK or EU (if you are from the EU you must have done your degree in England to qualify).
Be on a full-time taught masters or research postgraduate programme and paying your own fees.
Have recently graduated from your undergraduate degree programme.
Have received support (i.e. fee payment, not a loan) towards your fees from your Local Authority or the Student Loans Company in your final year of undergraduate study at your previous university – and be able to prove this with a financial support notification letter. You will also be eligible if you received a bursary during your undergraduate study.
Bursaries will be paid in March provided that you are still in attendance and progressing satisfactorily on your course.

Value of Scholarship(s)



See full details below

Application Procedure

After you have started your course, come to The Hub with your last financial support notification letter, or bursary letter, from your undergraduate study - you will be required to fill in a short application form. In each academic year you need to apply for your PG Bursary by 31 July.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:2, biological sciencs, chemistry, pharmacy / pharmacology / pharmaceutical sciences

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