MSc Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training (PIAT) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSC/PGDip/PGCert
Duration
MSc 60 months PGDip 48 months PGCert 24 months
Entry requirements

To study for the PGDip or MSc, we require a degree-level scientific qualification.

If you do not already have the required qualifications to study for the PGDip, you can join the course when you have proved your ability by earning four unit credits.

The pharmaceutical industry pathway has some units that require advanced level knowledge of physical and organic chemistry, biology and mathematics. All units require some work and experience within the industry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc N N N Y

Course overview

  • Develop skills in formulation, clinical trials, pharmaceutical microbiology, business development and licensing, regulations and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Fit study around your other commitments thanks to the part-time distance learning nature of this course.
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications validated by a leading university and the training required for Qualified Person recognition.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK and 11th in the world  for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2019).

Fees

£1800 per 15 credit module, £3600 for the dissertation.

The fee is the same for UK/EU and international students.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2015;
  • are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
  • hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are applying for full- or part-time study;
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/pharmacy/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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