2020 start

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our MSc gives you hands-on experience of an industrial-scale continuous powder processing plant, and develops the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in the global pharma market.
Chemical Engineering postgraduate using equipment

Course description

This programme has been developed taking into consideration the requirements of the global pharmaceutical industry. You will learn about:  

  • the science and application of products
  • oral drug delivery 
  • the production of medicines and new technologies 

You will gain hands-on experience with high-value formulated products using our industrial-scale continuous powder processing plant. 

At Sheffield you’ll be taught by the very best. The department works closely with some of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies (eg Pfizer, AstraZeneca and GSK). Graduates of this course will be highly sought after in the global pharma market. 

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Core modules

  • Science of Formulated Products
  • Continuous Manufacturing Technology: PAT and Process Optimisation
  • Advanced Materials
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Biopharmaceutical Engineering
  • Complex Fluids and their Application

Optional modules

  • New Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Regulations
  • Particle Design and Processing
  • Process Safety in Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products Industries
  • Strategic Engineering Management and Business Practices


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology and engineering.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 7500

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.