Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences

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Course title Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences
Course code PMSCPRGPDT9
Postnominal M.Sc. Pharm.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Anthony Serracino Inglott
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
The course aims to prepare you as an eventual graduate with the skills to handle data and scientific writing, and to provide an opportunity for specialisation in one of five areas; Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Sciences, and Pharmacy Administration and Marketing. In your final year, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge through a placement unit and by carrying out a dissertation with a topic of your choice.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) the degree of Master of Pharmacy or

(c) the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology with at least Second Class Honours or

(d) a Bachelor degree with at least Second Class Honours in any other area of study which the Board deems to be relevant, or the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery obtained at least two years prior to registration in the Course, or the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery or

(e) the degree of Master of Dental Surgery awarded from July 2018 onwards or

(f) a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or in any other area which the Board deems to be relevant, obtained with Third Class Honours, if they are also in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Identify factors that influence effectiveness, safety and rational use of medicines.
• Participate and lead policy-making decisions in the fields of hospital pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, industrial pharmacy, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance and Qualified Persons Requirements.
• Conduct literature review and adopt appropriate referencing techniques.
• Develop scholarly reports and dissemination of research results by adopting academic writing skills.
• Establish a pattern for reflective analysis and gap analysis to identify weaknesses, and opportunities in developing and restricting pharmaceutical processes.
The course is intended if you are, or would like to become, a pharmacist, pharmaceutical technologist, health care professional or a scientist.
The course is intended if you would like to pursue a managerial career in a decision-making position in pharmaceutical processes, or wish to read for a Doctor of Philosophy.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 10 December 2021

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.