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Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

This part-time course helps professionals fit learning and development around their work.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Our Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance master's course is aimed at pharmacy, health or biomedical professionals working in the technical services.

These include quality control, radiopharmacy, aseptic services and production/manufacturing within either the NHS or the private sector.

You will improve your knowledge and understanding of and research expertise in the area of pharmaceutical technology and quality assurance, covering topics such as radiopharmacy and aseptics.

Our MSc is recognised nationally as meeting a core educational need within the NHS and the private sector by developing the technical services workforce.

The knowledge you gain will be up to date and practical thanks to experts from practice within the NHS and industry who deliver lectures and workshops as part of the course.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
MSc 3yr PT, PGDip 2 yr PT, PGCert 1 yr PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Lower Second) or equivalent in pharmacy or a related scientific or healthcare discipline. We may consider non-graduates with professional experience and academic ability. See the Advice to applicants section for more information.

You should have access to appropriate practice and facilities for workplace-based assignments. You must also have evidence of support from your employer to attend the residential teaching component and placements as necessary.

Full entry requirements

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Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1798
How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require, plus further information if you are a non-graduate.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This three year taught part-time master's course is suitable if you wish to improve your knowledge, understanding and research expertise in the area of pharmaceutical technology and quality assurance. The master's-level qualification meets the needs of those requiring a higher degree and the programme is designed to provide training, skills and knowledge that would help support subsequent applications.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,800 years 1 and 3, £2,900 year 3
    International students (per annum): £6,800 in year 1 and 2, £3,400 in year 3
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,800
    International students (per annum): £6,800
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,800 per annum
    International students (per annum): £6,800 per annum