KPT/JPS (N/727/8/0040) (MQA/PA3708) 10/18
The Master of Philosophy (Pharmaceutical Sciences) is a one-year research based programme that that is offered in both full-time and part-time programme structures. Our pharmaceutical sciences master’s degree programme gives students integrated, broad-based research training needed to exploit current advances in multidisciplinary areas of pharmaceutical sciences. They will undertake research projects in key specialised research areas and be prepared to advance their careers, nationally and internationally, in teaching and research in academia, secure employment in the pharmaceutical industry or government sector and pursue their PhD degrees. Students are also required to attend research methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Graduates of this master’s degree programme will have the know-how, hands-on training and confidence to conduct independent research in various areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
Key Research Areas

Drug Discovery
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Rational Drug Design & Organic Synthesis
  • Natural Product Drug Discovery & Development
Drug Action
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
Drug Delivery & Targeting
  • Development of Novel Dosage Forms
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
  • Biopharmaceutical Evaluation, Biocompatibility
  • Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics Study
*For more research areas, please send an email to Taylor's Graduate School (TGS) at

Advance your studies in this programme:
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or other related disciplines
  • Pharmacists or chemists working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Graduates working in the biotechnology and food industries
  • Graduates with a background in pharmaceutical/biological sciences working in the government or private healthcare sectors
  • Minimum period: 1 year (12 months)
  • Maximum period: 4 years (48 months)
  • Minimum period: 2 years (24 months)
  • Maximum period: 6 years (72 months)

Conversion to PhD Candidacy
Students may elect to convert their master’s programme to the PhD programme after one year of study. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding work such as publications or creation of intellectual property that extends existing boundary of knowledge.

Find out more about your programme by talking to our friendly education counsellors.