Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Pharmaceutical Analysis (Taught)

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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities, developing the skills you need to operate common analytical laboratory instruments.
  • Learn to obtain and interpret analytical information from a variety of products.
  • Apply good experimental design techniques and use statistical methods for data evaluation.
  • Analyse and interpret data with industry-standard management systems.
  • Understand the background of drug design and development, and the wider industry.
On this course, you'll learn the skills required of an analyst and become familiar with the principles of modern instrumental analytical techniques, methods and statistics. You'll study the practice and theory of the field, and consider the pharmaceutical industry in detail. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Throughout the course, you'll learn the fundamentals of analytical chemistry and how it is applied to pharmaceutical, environmental and materials analyses. You’ll work in industry-standard laboratories and teaching laboratories, alongside research-active staff who are renowned in their field. You learn how to develop methods to determine the levels of active ingredients and contaminants in pharmaceutical preparations. You will understand regulations governing the analysis which demand that you work under a strict quality assurance and quality control regimes. Modules may include Separation and Detection Science, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, and Biopharmaceuticals and Drug Discovery. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • academic advice
  • a programme of laboratory classes
  • full semester research project
Applied learning Laboratory experience and research project To supplement the classroom activities there is a programme of laboratory classes. Your laboratory work is carried out in our teaching laboratories which are extensively equipped with the latest models of analytical instruments, such as HPLCs and GCs. This is supplemented by access to our research facilities where you have access to more sophisticated equipment, such as NMR and a suite of various types of mass spectrometers. You will have the opportunity to conduct a semester-long investigative research project within the biomedical field. This work will take place in cutting-edge, industry-standard laboratories and teaching labs under the supervision of world-renowned active research staff. This work will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within our specialist Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, design of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice Applied Laboratory Practice Biopharmaceuticals And Drug Discovery Medicinal Chemistry And Drug Discovery Research Project The Analytical Approach Elective modules Forensic Drug Analysis Innovations In Analytical Science Separation And Detection Science Surface Analysis And Related Techniques

Assessment method

Coursework Exams


Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/biosciences-and-chemistry/msc-pharmaceutical-analysis/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/biosciences-and-chemistry/msc-pharmaceutical-analysis/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910 Whole course
Channel Islands £9910 Whole course
England £9910 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910 Whole course
Scotland £9910 Whole course
Wales £9910 Whole course
EU £16385 Whole course
International £16385 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here Postgraduate loans of up to £11,836 are available for Home students on most master's courses that start on or after 1 August 2022. Please check the gov.uk website for more details.
Pharmaceutical Analysis at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS