MSc
2021 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.
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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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Modules

Core modules

  • Science of Formulated Products
  • Continuous Manufacturing Technology: PAT and Process Optimisation
  • The Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Biopharmaceutical Engineering
  • Particle Design and Processing
  • Process Safety in Chemicals, Pharma and Fine Chemicals Industries
  • Strategic Engineering Management and Business Practices

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.

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

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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

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Contact

cbe-msc@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7500

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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