MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Duration
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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 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.

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
MSc N Y N N
PGDip N Y N N
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, radiopharmacy, aseptics, formulation sciences, quality control, production and clinical trials.
  • Learn when it suits you through the distance learning format of the course and meet staff and fellow students on study days in Manchester.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK and 11th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2019).

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 .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,400 years 1 and 2, £3,200 year 3
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,400 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,400

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)161 275 1798
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/pharmacy/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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