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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18000 per year

All study options

About Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

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).

You'll study

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.

Facilities

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

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.

Teaching staff

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.

Future prospects

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.

Key facts

  • 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

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 study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesGBP 18000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - no fees, this course is fully funded

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £6,000

International

  • 2017/18 - £18,000

How can I fund my course?

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England can apply for Postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Wales

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Wales can apply for support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland can apply for support from Student Finance NI. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

International students

We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • minimum second-class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or engineering
  • two references (at least one academic)
  • English language: minimum IELTS 6.5 is required for all non-English speakers

What students think about Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

    Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies

    I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky. 

    Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics

    The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs. 

    Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies

    I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry. 

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