Learning and assessment
A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are employed to engage you in developing your subject knowledge and understanding including:
- formal lectures
- laboratory practicals
- laboratory investigations
- critical appraisal
- coursework assignments
- directed study
The programme will progress from structured learning led by lectures and practicals, through to more seminar-based learning and to the individual research-based dissertation and project.
Different methods of assessment will be used as appropriate to the learning outcomes, including written examinations, oral presentations, experimental coursework reports, and, most importantly, an MSc dissertation.
You will have access to sophisticated state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment for practical classes and MSc projects. These include:
- Hot melt extrusion
- Spray drying
- Freeze drying
- X-ray diffraction
- Thermal analysis [Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)]
- Range of spectroscopic instruments such as NMR spectrometers, infrared, near-infrared spectrometers Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- Gas and liquid chromatography
- Liquid chromatography– mass spectrometry (LC-MS)
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
This programme is mainly delivered by the Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MDPS) research group. The academics within this MDPS research group are also associated with one or more cross-departmental and cross-faculty research groups and centres. The major research themes of the group are within pharmaceutical sciences and medicines development.
The strong research component of the course provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your scientific creativity and originality in applying your new-found knowledge and skills to develop ideas that are essential to the good pharmaceutical scientist.
Several students have published their research work in high quality journals. Papers published by MSc Pharmaceutical Technology students include:
- M.KH. AL-Jammal, Y. Al ayoub, K.H. Assi., (2015). “Development and Validation of Microemulsion High Performance Liquid Chromatography (MELC) Method for the Determination of Nifedipine in Pharmaceutical Preparation’’, Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta, 6, 347.
- O. Mahmah, R. Tabbakh, A. Kelly, A. Paradkar., (2014). “A comparative study of the effect of spray drying and hot-melt extrusion on the properties of amorphous solid dispersions containing felodipine’’, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 66, 275-284.