Potential students must hold at least a 2nd class Honours Degree in a chemistry-based subject - e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology or biological chemistry from a UK University. Overseas students must possess an equivalent qualification.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language. They should meet our minimum English language requirement by taking one of the following tests:
IELTS. Minimum requirement - 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area.
TOEFL IBT. Minimum requirement - 100 overall, (21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking).
Pearson Academic. Minimum requirement - 61 overall, 59 in each area.
We do not accept a Password test.
The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, examinations, practical work and oral and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report and an oral defence of a poster.
Please note that the course is not accredited by any professional body.
This course is designed to provide a postgraduate-level education and training for graduates seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies at PhD level.
The transferable skills acquired on this course include effective written and oral communication, team working, report writing, critical analysis and IT skills.
Dr D L Rathbone
- Senior lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences Aston Pharmacy School