MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
MSc 3yr PT, PGDip 2 yr PT, PGCert 1 yr PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Lower Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • pharmacy
  • a related scientific or healthcare discipline.

We may consider non-graduates with professional experience and academic ability. See the advice to applicants section for more information.

You should have access to appropriate practice and facilities for workplace-based assignments. You must also have evidence of support from your employer to attend the residential teaching component and placements as necessary. Ideally, you will have a nominated work-based tutor to support you for the duration of the course. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
25 places
How to apply

Please apply via our online application form .

See the Advice to application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require, plus further information if you are a non-graduate.

The deadline for applications is 30 August 2024 . We recommend 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
PGCert N Y N N

Course overview

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge if you work in the NHS or private sector technical services as a pharmacy, health or biomedical professional.
  • Learn from experts practicing in the NHS and industry who deliver lectures and workshops as part of the course.
  • Cover topics such as quality assurance, quality control, production and clinical trials.
  • Develop your network of like-minded professionals.
  • Enjoy the blended delivery model, learning via remote and online learning in addition to study days in Manchester.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK and 17th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2023).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): 18750 (£7500 years 1 and 2, £3750 year 3)
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): 7500 per year
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £7500 per year

Additional expenses

Accommodation is provided at the Hyatt Regency for the study days in Manchester. If you have a very long distance to travel, or wish to arrive a day early for ease, this night will need to be funded by yourself or your sponsor.

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).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 529 4563
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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