MSc by Research in Formulation Design & Analysis
This exciting new Masters course provides students with specialised research training to prepare them for a career in formulation research. This course is suitable preparation for subsequent PhD studies and for students planning a research career in industry or academia.
You can choose projects with specialists in one of five key research areas:
- Drug Delivery
- Polymers, biopolymers and biomaterials
- Materials science
- Synthesis and analysis of organic molecules
Research projects will often feature joint academic supervision and input from our numerous existing project partners, which currently include the pharmaceutical industry (Pharmaterials Ltd, GW Pharma, MedPharm Ltd), agrochemical industry (Syngenta Ltd), food industry (McCormick Ltd, Mondelēz International, Inc), healthcare and medical devices industry (ConvaTec Ltd, Capillary Film Technology Ltd, Vista Optics Ltd), analytical instrumentation industry (NanoSight Ltd, Thermofisher Ltd), specialty chemicals industry (Dextra Laboratories Ltd, Scott Bader Ltd) as well as major UK organisations, charities, societies and facilities (e.g. Atomic Weapons Establishment, Formulation Science and Technology Group (RSC), Cancer Research UK, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (STFC), etc). Our projects will be geared to the needs of academic, industry and charity research priorities to ensure maximum graduate employability. Some of these projects may also be performed in collaboration with other departments (Food & Nutrition, Chemistry, etc).
Students will spend the first 11 weeks of the course undertaking a core taught modules to gain practical and theoretical experience in a wide range of important formulation design and analysis techniques and prepare them for their 30 week research project. Students will then graduate with a degree in MSc by Research in Formulation Design & Analysis.