Pharmaceutical Science MSc

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Pharmaceutical Science MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 6,085 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 15,755

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    An MSc in Pharmaceutical Science from Edinburgh Napier University shows potential employers that you have mastered a wide range of technical knowledge, as well as gained vital hands-on laboratory experience in producing medicines and pharmaceuticals, analysing substances and procedures, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

    You’ll learn about the latest developments in biological, biotech and chemical therapies, as well as how to evaluate the effectiveness of technologies which are new to the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll understand all of the stages of a clinical trial, as well as the experimental and ethical techniques those trials demand. This will ensure that you have the training you need to forge a career in the exciting and rewarding pharmaceutical or drug creation industries.

    One of this program’s strengths is that it is typically eligible for SFC funding to students from Scotland or any EU country. Applications for SFC funding for the year starting in January 2020 is November of 2019.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over a single year at full time. Part time options are also available.

    Modules Include:

    • Current Practice in Drug Development

    This module will look at synthesizing and developing drugs from the molecule up, as well as workshop technique.

    • Current Research in Pharmaceutical Science

    Here you’ll look at the ethical and technological issues that arise from the latest industry and academic research.

    • Drug Design and Chemotherapy

    This module focuses on developing new chemotherapy agents targeting cancers and specific infections.

    • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

    This convers the major areas of how drugs and toxins affect the human body as well as toxicokenesis.

    • Quality Control & Pharmaceutical Analysis

    This will cover pharmaceutical industrial quality control testing systems.

    • Research Skills

    This module will focus primarily on the physico-chemical properties of DNA, RNA and similar protiens.

    • Research Project

    You will conduct and report upon an original laboratory or qualitative research project.

    Learning & Teaching

    Edinburgh Napier University’s MSC degree program in Pharmaceutical Science relies on several teaching methods. The exact methods used are chosen by the course tutor, in accordance with the demands of the material and their own skills and preferences. However, almost all modules make use of both large, formal lectures and smaller, more interactive tutorials. You’ll also conduct independent study and spend a great deal of time in the laboratory.

    Career Possiblities

    Edinburgh Napier University’s Pharmaceutical Science MSc program offers excellent employment prospects in an exciting, rapidly growing industry. Many recent graduates have gone on to study at the PhD level, have accepted employment offers from local governments, the NHS, private hospital laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry or even biotech start-ups. Graduate employment for the university overall is an encouraging 95% at 6 months, largely because of advanced, industry-focused programs like this one.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 higher, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications for international students can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good score on the IELTS would qualify, for example.

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