MSc Phyto-pharmaceutical Science

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 10,331
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,108

Entry Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours in any discipline

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).


As an MSc student you will complete four taught modules, including Research Skills, which will prepare you for the final task of putting together an independent research project.

Of the three other taught modules, Phyto-pharmaceutics is concerned with the study of phytotherapy – the use of extracts of natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents – in modern medicine.

It also covers the chemistry of natural products and the quality control of raw material, formulation, processing and legislation in the manufacture of phyto-pharmaceutical products.

Pharmaceutical Analysis explores the methods used in the detection, extraction, isolation and quantitative/qualitative analysis of drugs and phytochemicals.

The third of the modules, Drug Design Phytopharm, looks at the process of drug design and the development of drug products from traditional medicine systems. It also covers associated biological screening techniques and toxicological factors related to the use of plant medicines.

The Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Design Phytopharm modules are studied jointly with students on the MSc Pharmaceutical Science course.

For the PG Diploma you would need to take the MSc course minus the final project. For the PG Certificate you need to complete two modules.

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