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Industrial Pharmaceutics

1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

Learn about the world of fabrication of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products, enhancing your skill-set and employability.

Why study with us

  • This course has been tailored to prepare you for the demands of industry, giving you the knowledge, expertise and crucial hands-on experience. The broad curriculum addresses a number of industries and job roles, opening many employment and education avenues.
  • Our broad range of high-end facilities and equipment allows you to experience and explore current trends and focuses in research and industry.
  • Preston is a central cosmopolitan city set in the picturesque hills of Lancashire offering affordable accommodation and a range of amenities and leisure activities.

What you'll do

  • You’ll attend a series of lectures, seminars and practical sessions through which you'll acquire knowledge about pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical formulations, such as cosmetics and herbal medications.
  • Our facilities have excellent equipment that will help you to learn all the basics and advanced formulation aspects. In addition, your tutors either have vast amounts of industry experience or they are research active with lots of publications to help support your learning and give you the best education experience possible.
  • On this course you'll be taught by experts within their field. This means you'll have all the skills you need to prepare you for a future in industrial pharmaceuticals. The course uses assessment strategy to simulate real-life scenarios which will enhance the experience and prepare you for job interviews and boost your employability.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future Careers in Industrial Pharmaceutics

MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics is designed to help you get your ‘foot in the door’ in industry as a formulation scientist or formulation development scientist. Additionally, this course can also provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to pursue a career in research and development.

Fees and funding

Full-time£7800 per year
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£8,400 per year
Full-time£15,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

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