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Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Taught

Discover our postgraduate taught degrees at Newcastle University and make the next steps towards your career in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

At the School of Pharmacy we offer the following taught postgraduate programmes.

About this course

This course is focused on the effective design and development of modern medicines. Drug delivery and nanomedicine is a competitive and fast-growing research area. It is driving emerging healthcare concepts including:

  • advanced drug targeting
  • precision medicine
  • theranostics

This course will provide you with key research training and skills for a career in this area.

Course structure

The taught element of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of drug delivery and nanomedicine. This will examine current challenges in drug delivery and how advanced formulation designs and nanotechnology can provide opportunities to enhance future treatment. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also have training in general research principles, as well as other professional and key skills.

Your research project is the major element of the course. The project involves 24 weeks of research in an area of drug delivery and nanomedicine. The project is supervised by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

The MRes is designed for graduates of:

  • pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical sciences
  • life sciences
  • physical sciences
  • engineering

It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students.

The course can be studied as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.


The Faculty of Medical Sciences offers a wide range of taught Masters (MSc) and Masters of Research (MRes) programmes applicable to pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

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