Pharmaceutical Engineering, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 13000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 27350 per year

All study options

About Pharmaceutical Engineering at University of Sheffield

This programme has been developed taking into consideration the requirements of the global pharmaceutical industry. You'll discover about the science and application of products, oral drug delivery, the production of medicines and new technologies used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes.

You'll also have the potential to help develop and discover better medicines that literally could change millions of lives. Unlike similar courses which deal with the chemistry part of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, this course has been designed to imply the chemical engineering fundamentals which is more essential in real life experience.

You'll gain hands-on-experience with high value formulated products using our industrial scale continuous powder processing plant (ConsiGm 25). Situated in our state of the art teaching facility, The Diamond, the Pilot Plant will be the cornerstone of your study here at Sheffield.

The skills also gained on this MSc in the field of particle technology will allow you to work in other sectors such as the detergent sector (such as Unilever or P&G), food products (such as Nestle), catalyst and fertiliser sectors.

You'll be taught by the very best, the department works closely with some of the world's major pharmaceutical companies (such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca and GSK). The graduates of this course will be highly sought after in the global pharma market.


We are currently working towards accreditation of Pharmaceutical Engineering by the Institution of Chemical Engineers for 2023-24 entry.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 13000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 27350 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for 2023 entry are not yet available. Please use these 2022 fees as a guide

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a science, technology or engineering subject.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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