A CAREER IN PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH.
The Masters (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Analysis at Queen's University Belfast is taught jointly between the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Pharmacy by leading experts in the field.
Advanced Training in Chemical Analysis
The overall aim of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Analysis programme is to provide advanced training in chemical analysis, with a focus on applications in the pharmaceutical sector. We provide students with an appropriate skill-set, knowledgebase and practical experience in preparation for a career either in industrial or academic chemical analysis research in a supportive learning environment.
Practical | Hands-On | Project-Based
Our industrial partners have influenced the course structure, to tell us what they need from the latest analytical graduates. We have guest lectures from industry to tell you about the issues they face out in the field.
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Why choose Queen's
Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects
(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
The Perfect Balance
The course is all about balancing theory and practice. You’ll hear from practitioners as well as academics. You’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work, and a foot in the door with those companies, who are always interested in Queen’s graduates.
You’ll learn the theory behind state-of-the-art analytical techniques and have an opportunity to practice your skills using the most modern instrumentation. Brand new laboratory facilities for teaching and research, with cutting-edge Agligent instrumentation - have opened in 2018.
Our teaching staff have backgrounds in advanced analytical and materials chemistry, with research covering: plastic antibodies; environmental clean-up; food production waste; Removal of heavy metals from waste water.
Broad Career Options
In five years, you might be working as a laboratory analyst or senior analyst, in quality assurance or quality control or in an industrial R&D facility. You could also be managing graduate recruits of your own, signing off the analysis and the quality of drugs and releasing batches into the world.