Pharmaceutical Development with Business Management - Msc

Valued at $402 billion in 2020, innovation continues to drive the pharma market with a growing demand for hybrid scientists/leaders who can effectively manage new product development, and teams, across the pharmaceutical and associated industries. Responding to this need, Keele's innovative, multidisciplinary MSc integrates business management knowledge with a broad science curriculum that covers pharmaceutical development, regulatory frameworks and quality control. It develops the much sought-after skills to help companies capitalise on scientific breakthroughs across the entire product life cycle, from development to pre and post-market launch, bringing your transition into the industry one step closer.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time


Subject area

  • Pharmacy

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £11,500 per year.
    International - £25,400 per year.

Duration of study

  • 1 year

Why study Pharmaceutical Development with Business Management at Keele University?

Multidisciplinary course innovatively blends scientific and business management knowledge to meet growing demand for both skillsets within the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.
Keele is ranked top 20 in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (The Complete University Guide 2022).
High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community and state-of-the-art, purpose-built laboratory facilities.
Strong emphasis on employability, skills and knowledge, you'll gain hands-on experience working with laboratory instruments used by the pharmaceutical industry.
Current teaching team benefits from extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry here in the UK and overseas for companies including Unilver, Novo Nordkisk and AstraZeneca.
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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