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The masters programme in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science is designed for graduates in chemistry or a closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development, a process that requires multi-disciplinary skills. It offers a conversion route for graduates with no previous experience of analytical or pharmaceutical science, but also provides advanced study for those with some training at undergraduate level. The programme is broadly based and offers students modules covering the process from drug discovery, through pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism to formulation coupled with training in the techniques of analytical chemistry that are used to underpin the drug development cycle. The Department has modern laboratory facilities for use by students during the practical parts of the course. The programme incorporates a three month research project that may be carried out at the University or in industry. Graduates of this course have entered a wide variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, environmental management, national laboratories, regulatory authorities and instrument companies a significant proportion go on to study for a PhD at Loughborough University or at other institutions. This course was developed from two previously long running MSc programmes, one in analytical chemistry and the other in medicinal chemistry and drug metabolism. Advice from industry contributed to the development process and it is one of the few programmes that receives national recognition and funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. A significant number of students on the programme join us from overseas and are attracted by the growing reputation of Loughborough University, the excellent campus facilities and the safe living environment of Loughborough and its surrounds.

The masters programme in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science is designed for graduates in chemistry or a closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development, a process that requires multi-disciplinary skills. It offers a conversion route for graduates with no previous experience of analytical or pharmaceutical science, but also provides advanced study for those with some...

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