Aston University: Pharmaceutical Sciences

InstitutionAston University
Department School of Life and Health Sciences
Study type Taught


Develop your skills and knowledge in the design, development and production of medicines with our MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and prepare yourself for an exciting industrial, or academic career in pharmaceutics, or industrial pharmacy, an area in considerable demand in response to the continued increase in development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules.

Pharmaceutical science focuses on formulation strategies for current and future drug therapies and medicinal products. Encompassing a range of scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and physiology, this specialist area of study is crucial for the safe and effective design, development, production, and regulation of medicines.

During your time on this course, you will encounter a broad range of experiences designed to enhance your skills and knowledge. You’ll receive specialist training in a broad range of topics such as drug discovery, drug dosage form and design, and chemotherapy and selective toxicity. Ensuring you possess the necessary skills of a pharmaceutical scientist before embarking on your own final research project.

By choosing to study this specialist pharmacy masters at Aston University, you’ll be joining a well-established and highly respected School of Pharmacy, that can trace its roots back to the establishment of the Birmingham Pharmaceutical Institution in 1847. We’re also the only Pharmacy School in the UK to hold a prestigious Regius Chair in Pharmacy awarded by HM the Queen, meaning you can be sure that you’re learning experience will of the highest of quality.

**Key course benefits**
• Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Complete University Guide, 2020)
• 94% of our Allie Health research was rated as being internationally excellent or world leading (REF, 2014)
• Study with research active specialists from a wide range of pharmaceutical fields and backgrounds


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