Develop the advanced pharmaceutical skills you’ll need, including design and research techniques, to deliver a drug from initial discovery to clinical trials and regulatory approval.
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
Studying our MSc Pharmaceutical Science will expand your knowledge of the design, analysis and manufacturing processes of effective and safe pharmaceutical products.
Our SuperLabs and Pharmaceutical Research Lab in Chelmsford will become your workspace as you carry out safe and ethical experiments while meeting world-class pharmaceutical standards. You’ll develop scientific-reasoning and problem-solving skills in addition to deepen your understanding of quality control and quality assurance of pharmaceutical products.
You’ll also develop a wider knowledge of the integral parts of the pharmaceutical industry including research, development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales.
The industry is always developing, which is why we’ll challenge you to debate contemporary or difficult topics and solutions such as drug safety, ethical issues, the readiness of a potential drug for clinical trial in humans and pharmacovigilance.
Our collaborative team of research active academic staff and industry specialists will help you develop your research skills and understand how research informs quality practice judgements.
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As an MSc Pharmaceutical Science student at ARU you’ll:
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We’ve worked closely with industry to ensure our postgraduate course meets the need for highly skilled employees in pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing. Once you graduate, you could work within the pharmaceutical industry as a formulation, quality control or production scientist.
Alternatively, you might decide on a career in regulatory affairs and research, or in a government regulatory body working on licensing and post-marketing surveillance procedures. Other choices could include the medical publication industry, academia, technical support, food or cosmetic industry.
As an MSc Pharmaceutical Science graduate you’ll be eligible to apply to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after you’ve spent two years in a suitable pharmaceutical scientist role.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with an MPhil and/or PhD in Pharmaceutical Science at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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