Why this course?
This unique Masters course trains you in key aspects of modern manufacturing approaches suitable for pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals.
It's designed to produce highly-skilled graduates in continuous manufacturing science and technology to meet the growing demands for expertise in this area. You'll be trained to take up jobs in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The course is aligned with the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation (CMAC). It's supported by academic staff from across the University, six academic partners and CMAC's strategic partners (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis).
The course consists of taught classes along with practical classes from October to April.
If you successfully complete all assessments you'll then undertake a 10-week research project. This can be at the University or with an external company or organisation. You'll submit a thesis at the end of August.
You'll learn about:
- pharmaceutical development and production
- continuous manufacturing processes
- crystallisation mechanisms
- manufacturing processes as they related to the modern pharmaceutical industry
- transferable, professional skills
- Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and data analytic
- quality assurance
- Management and Quality-by-Design systems.
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS)
The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences was ranked No.1 on Research Power in Scotland and 4th in the UK (REF 2014). It offers an excellent environment for research and teaching, located in a new building with several laboratories fitted with modern equipment. SIPBS is unique in the UK and contains centres such as the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit and CMAC. Staff from both these centres contribute to this course.
CMAC is a world-class international hub for manufacturing research and training. Working in partnership with industry, its purpose is to transform current manufacturing processes into the medicine supply chain of the future.
You'll be taught by experts from both SIPBS and CMAC. This course is multi-disciplinary and so specialised staff from other departments are also included. There are also specialised lectures from scientists from academia, industry, and public sector and partner organisations.
If you're interested in pursuing a PhD, this course is the perfect route in. It also gives you a range of skills and experience that employers from industry are looking for.
- Study mode and duration:
12 months full-time
24 months part-time
- Start date: September
- Aligned with the Centre for Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation.'
- Funded places: available for Scottish & EU students for study starting September
Learn More About This Course
There is more information about this course available on the Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde website