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Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (MSc/PgDip)

Course Description

Why this course?

This unique Masters course trains you in key aspects of modern manufacturing approaches suitable for pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals.

It's designed to produce highly-skilled graduates in continuous manufacturing science and technology to meet the growing demands for expertise in this area. You’ll be trained to take up jobs in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The course is aligned with the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation (CMAC). It’s supported by academic staff from across the University, six academic partners and CMAC's strategic partners (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis).

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedpharmaceuticalmanufacturing/

You’ll study

The course consists of taught classes along with practical classes from October to April.

If you successfully complete all assessments you’ll then undertake a 10-week research project. This can be at the University or with an external company or organisation. You’ll submit a thesis at the end of August.


The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) offers an excellent environment for research and teaching. It’s located in a new building with several laboratories. All are fitted with modern equipment.

The Institute is unique in the UK with centres such as the Cancer Research Formulation unit and CMAC both contributing to the course.

Teaching staff

The course is taught by experts within Strathclyde. There are also specialised lectures from visiting professors and world-renowned scientists from academia, industry, and organisations such as the NHS and the EU.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

Theory and applications are taught through lectures, tutorials, seminars and web-based learning. Class material is available through an online learning tool which you can access at any time.
You’ll also take part in practical sessions which provide you with experience of a wide range of modern instrumental and state-of-the-art techniques.


Assessment is through both written and practical examinations and submission of a thesis (MSc students only).


The course prepares you for a career in:
- the chemical or pharmaceutical industry (research and development, production and regulatory affairs)
- academic and other research institutions
- government agencies such as drug licensing authorities

You’ll also be equipped to continue into PhD research at one of the University’s Doctoral Training Centres.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

Visit the Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (MSc/PgDip) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

minimum second-class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or engineering; two references (at least one academic); English language: minimum IELTS 6.5 is required for all non-English speakers

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £5,500; International £16,700

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