University of Central Lancashire: Pharmaceutical Sciences

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire
Department School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


The MRes (Pharmaceutical Sciences) course at UCLan provides specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of drug development, with the emphasis on the procedure of drug discovery, from target identification through to product marketing.

The course comprises of 1 semester of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by 2 semesters of full-time, independent laboratory based research project. This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of chemistry / pharmaceutics and who have a wide variety of expertise in drug development, formulation and drug delivery. The student will have an opportunity to select the supervisor and a research topic in a field of biopharmaceutics, inhalation, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmaceutics, 3D printing, herbal drug extraction, structure modifications, nanotechnology, topical and oral medications.

We have close industrial links with Rosemont Pharmaceuticals, Wockhardt UK and GSK. Students will be exposed to the industrial setting through visits and placements.

This postgraduate course will prepare you for further study to PhD level or to undertake jobs in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the UK and overseas.

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