Acquire the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience for a career as a Pharmaceutical Analyst in Industry or Academia.
Why study this course?
Our industrial partners are always telling us they need people like you. Analysts are among the most sought after professionals with some of the highest employability rates.
You will receive practical training on state-of-the-art separation techniques, such as HPLC/MS and GC/MS, in the purpose-built Pharmaceutical Analysis lab designed in partnership with Agilent (a world-leading instrument manufacturer)
Applications for this course received after 30th June 2021 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.
Pharmaceutical Analysis Highlights
This programme is taught jointly between the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Pharmacy by leading experts in the field.
Our industrial partners have influenced the course structure, to tell us what they need from the latest analytical graduates. We have guest lectures from industry to tell you about the issues they face, out in the field.
Everything is on-campus, and the course is very hands-on and interactive. You will receive practical training on state-of-the-art separation techniques, such as HPLC/MS and GC/MS, in the purpose-built Pharmaceutical Analysis lab designed in partnership with Agilent (a world-leading instrument manufacturer).
Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis, the course director, has a background in analytical and materials chemistry. His research covers Plastic antibodies: making from polymers what nature makes from proteins: creating more robust and less expensive antibodies. Environmental clean-up: engaging with the food industry and environmental protection agencies to recover valuable resources from waste and recycle them into useful materials – including phosphorus and nitrogen in food production waste, and even heavy metals from wastewater.
"Recent years have seen an exponential increase in the demand for highly-skilled analytical scientists, both in industry and academia.This course offers advanced training in chemical analysis, with a focus on applications in the pharmaceutical sector."
Dr Panagiotis ManesiotisCourse Director
Learning and Teaching
The course accommodates both full-time and employed part-time students.
Contact teaching hours (per week):
Full-time: 12-20 hours
Part-time: 8-12 hours
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
Research project dissertation