The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) is a 2-year (full-time) or 4-year (part-time) program, including a year-round thesis, for students interested in the following research areas:
The vision of the MSPS program is to produce competent graduates who can provide an added value to the pharmaceutical industry and research.
The program prepares graduates that are competent, highly skilled researchers, who can conduct a high caliber research in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The graduates of this program should possess knowledge, experiences, abilities, skills, and attitudes necessary to be scientists and/or educators in pharmaceutical sciences to meet the changing problems in pharmaceutical industry, drug design and quality control laboratories. Our overall objective is to prepare experts who will lead the innovation in the national pharmaceutical industry, academic and research institutions. The college of pharmacy adopts a student-focused approach along with active learning methodologies in delivering this program.
|#||Proposed PLO’s||QF-Emirates Domain/Standers (Level 9) (CAA)|
|1||Develop and integrate advanced pharmaceutical sciences knowledge into the specialised research area including drug design, pharmaceutical analysis, and drug delivery.||Standard 1: Knowledge|
|2||Identify, develop and use appropriate research theories, methodologies in basic and applied research in pharmaceutical sciences, and be able to apply innovative research concepts, techniques and procedures for carrying out particular research.||Standard 2: SkillsIntellectual and Practical|
|3||Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate, synthesize, and integrate collected data from different sources into their research.||Standard 2: Skill|
|4||Operate in a professional attitude, and work independently and as part of a team, to identify gaps, realistic targets related to specific research area, and develop suitable solutions and time-frame to achieve proposed targets.||Standard 2: SkillSelf-Awareness|
|5||Apply and effectively communicate ideas, challenges and scientific reasoning and data analysis in both oral and in written forums.||Standard 2: SkillCommunication|
|6||Display advanced management skills to manage time and resources to complete all aspects of the programme under different environments.||Standard 2: Skill|
|7||Develop new skills through self-learning and implementing highly ethical and responsible practices in pharmaceutical research||Standard 3:Autonomy and Responsibility|
Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. The college of pharmacy location in the beautiful cities of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi provides unique opportunities for students to work in any of the following job track:
* Native speaker of English or students who have completed their undergraduate education in English after passing a standardized English Language test are exempted.
A student may be granted conditional admission to the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the following cases:
- Obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of joining the program.
- Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program, and gets a GPA of (3 out of 4).
- Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (6) hours of the approved program.
- Registers for no more than (9) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program.
- Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program.
To obtain a “Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences”, a student must successfully complete (36) credit hours, including (21) credit hours of didactic courses, (6) credit hours of elective courses and a dissertation of (9) credit hours and with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA of (3 out of 4).
|Course No||Course Title||CR.H.||Prerequisite|
|Specializtion Courses (Compulsory)|
|0205611||Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry||3|
|0205612||Biostatistics and Research Methodology||3|
|0205613||Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis||3|
|0205614||Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics||3|
|0205615||Drug Discovery and Design||3|
|0205617||Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology||3|
|0205618||Advanced Drug Delivery||3|
|0205619||Natural Products Chemistry||3|
|0205620||Drug development and Regulatory Affairs||3|
|0205621||Seminar in Pharmaceutical Technology||3|
|0205622||Seminar in Drug Design and Action||3|