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Formulation Science, MSc

Learn about the science behind formulating new products, from pharmaceuticals to paints, on Europe’s first Master’s in Formulation Science course.

This MSc in Formulation Science helps you understand the principles of making finished products from a blend of different ingredients. You'll draw on current examples from the pharmaceutical industry and the experience of our academics to understand the interaction between formulation components and the effect on finished products. You should then be able to apply these principles to relevant problems in other industries.

The direct, hands-on experience from this course boosts your analytical, practical and research skills, providing a solid foundation for your ongoing professional development. Former graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in a wide range of industrial sectors, from the pharmaceutical sciences to agrochemical and consumer goods.

School

Science

Location

Medway Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Home/international fees 2023/24

* January 2024 starters pay the 2023/24 fees.

2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • A high proportion of our graduates go on to doctoral study
  • First MSc Formulation Science accredited by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Study the first MSc in Formulation Science in Europe
  • Benefit from industrially relevant content and guest lectures from major industrial partners
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent.

Study Formulation Science at the University of Greenwich


What you will study

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About the course team

Our programme team and other contributors to the course are globally recognised specialists in their fields. Colleagues from industry (e.g. Pfizer, GSK, Novo Nordisk, Merck/Proctor & Gamble) deliver guest lectures each year as well as industry-relevant teaching sessions and seminars.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

A BSc honours degree normally at 2.2 or above, or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or pharmaceutical science

Or substantial workplace experience.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

This course is taught by lectures, seminars, workshops and lab-based exercises, with the use of practical case studies. You'll gain teamwork experience to simulate an industrial setting as well as the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities which are important for modern pharmaceutical / formulation practice.

Class sizes

For specialist modules, our classes are typically limited to 40 students in lab sessions and larger numbers in common lectures. Specialist labs allow hands-on experience across a range of techniques and all modules have a practical element.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation / follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies
  • Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research
  • Examinations.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date.

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin the course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees *

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* January 2024 starters pay the 2023/24 fees.

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our Formulation Science graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in a wide range of industrial sectors, from the pharmaceutical sciences to aggrochemical and consumer goods.

They have gone on to work for major multinational companies as well as thrive at specialist enterprises. Some have also progressed to research and PhDs.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. This covers the first week of term 1 (September) and term 2 (January). We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.