MSc Pharmaceutical Industry Advanced Training (PIAT) / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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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 (e.g. 5 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 from the fundamentals of formulations and applications of different dosage forms to quality control and clinical trials, and pharmaceutical microbiology from monitoring and control to 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 training relevant to 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).
£1800 per 15 credit unit, £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).
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