MSc Pharmaceutical Industry Advanced Training (PIAT) / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- 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 or MSc, you can join the course on a CPD basis in Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences and later transfer to a PGDip or MSc by default in Industrial Pharmacy once you have proved your ability by successfully completing four unit credits.
For the PGDip or MSc, if a majority of units (eg five or more) is completed in another pathway, you can choose to exit with your award in the name of that pathway. Units are subject to availability.
Some of the Industrial Pharmacy units require advanced level knowledge of physical and organic chemistry, biology and mathematics. All units require some work and experience within the industry.
- 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.
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- Develop skills in industrial pharmacy such as the fundamentals of formulations, applications of different dosage forms, quality control and clinical trials, and pharmaceutical microbiology from monitoring and control, and water aspects and antimicrobials.
- 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 10th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2020).
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch webinar recordings from our recent virtual open week, including subject-specific sessions and webinars about general topics such as teaching and funding. Visit the postgraduate taught virtual open week website for a list of sessions.
£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).
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.
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