Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Pharmaceutical Science, MSc/PGDip

The MSc Pharmaceutical Science degree enhances skills within pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing through lectures and workshops

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Be taught by lecturers with extensive industrial experience.
  • High investment into research facilities designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century pharmaceutical industry.
  • Benefit from exposure to world class research.


Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Science



  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

The MSc Pharmaceutical Science programme was developed in response to the need for enhanced skills by employees within pharmaceutical research, development or manufacturing.

The programme will generate graduates with in-depth theoretical knowledge and extensive laboratory skills, allowing students to be involved in many disciplines of pharmaceutical science from drug discovery and medicinal chemistry through to product development and manufacture and including pharmaceutical analysis, quality control and quality assurance.

Teaching and learning methods

Delivery on this programme involves a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and lab-based exercises. Many of the lectures on this programme are delivered by leading industry experts. Problem-based learning and case studies will provide students with the experience of team-working that simulates an industrial setting. Students will develop team-working, critical thinking and analytical problem solving abilities which are important in the modern pharmaceutical industry.

Research project

The main part of the programme is a research project that runs over the whole academic year and gives students the opportunity to work with modern research equipment to carry out novel research. Project work will help students enhance practical skills, analytical thinking, time management, communication skills and independence.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Acquire a sound core knowledge base together with knowledge of a specialist area of pharmaceutical science to support current and future developments of pharmaceutical and related science
  • Enhance students' critical, analytical, practical and communication skills relevant to the modern, multidisciplinary pharmaceutical industry
  • Develop research skills in terms of: planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting the results of investigations
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to solve a range of pharmaceutical drug development and processing problems
  • Enable students to use and develop advanced theories and develop novel concepts to explain pharmaceutical development and processing data.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A BSc honours degree normally at 2.2 or above (or equivalent level qualification in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or pharmaceutical science

OR substantial workplace experience.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent

* Applicants from other backgrounds are considered but applicants should e-mail the Programme Leader via

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a dissertation.


Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry or industries manufacturing other health care products.

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