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Modelling and Simulation in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics MSc

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Degree awarded
24 months
Entry requirements

For the MSc, applicants require a relevant university first degree from a reputable internationally recognised institution (as determined by the PG Office at the University of Manchester). The minimum class degree should be 2.2 or its equivalent.

For individual CPD modules, there are no specific entry requirements other than relevant industry experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There are a maximum of 15 places available.
How to apply

Apply online

Please note: Undergoing some changes so further information will be available from January 2016

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MSc Modelling and Simulation in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (PKPD) programme has been developed with an emphasis on mechanistic approaches to assessing and predicting PKPD; such as Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetics (PBPK).

We view this under the general umbrella of systems biology and hence enable students to apply their knowledge of modelling and simulation in various areas of research within the pharmaceutical industry.

The course focuses on the broad range of issues that make up modelling and simulation efforts during drug development and these are reinforced via hands-on application of the skills to real-world data.

This programme is designed for scientists already working within the pharmaceutical industry who wish to qualify as modellers with hands-on experience and obtain a university degree.

The flexible, distance learning nature of the course means that students can fit their study around their other commitments. The only required time on-site is during the three-week residential introductory package and for the examination.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,250 per annum
    International students: £6,250 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £4,166 per annum
    International students: £4,166 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Manchester Pharmacy School
+44 (0)161 275 2371
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