What will I learn?

Why this course?

This course is designed to produce highly-skilled graduates in continuous manufacturing science and technology to meet the growing demands for expertise in this area. You’ll be trained to take up jobs in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The course is aligned with the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation (CMAC). It’s supported by academic staff from across the University, six academic partners and CMAC's strategic partners (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis).

What you'll study

The course consists of taught classes along with practical classes from October to April.

If you successfully complete all assessments you’ll then undertake a 10-week research project. This can be at the University or with an external company or organisation. You’ll submit a thesis at the end of August.

You'll learn about:

  • pharmaceutical development and production
  • continuous manufacturing processes
  • crystallisation mechanisms
  • manufacturing processes as they related to the modern pharmaceutical industry
  • transferable, professional skills
  • Process Analytical Technology (PAT) & data analytic
  • quality assurance
  • management & Quality-by-Design systems.

Assessment

Assessment is through both written and practical examinations and submission of a thesis (MSc students only).

Careers

The course prepares you for a career in:

  • the chemical or pharmaceutical industry (research and development, production and regulatory affairs)
  • academic and other research institutions
  • government agencies such as drug licensing authorities

You’ll also be equipped to continue into PhD research at one of the University’s Doctoral Training Centres.

Recent graduates form this course have gained posts in GSK and Sigma-Aldrich FC.

Which department am I in?

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£20,350.00 (US$ 26,463) per year
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde for postgraduate study.

For international students

Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent, in science or engineering along with two references (at least one academic). You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

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With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

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  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
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