Introduction

This Masters, delivered by UWC in partnership with FCD, provides regulators and those working in the regulatory departments of pharmaceutical companies the skills to lead the development, licensing, and ongoing pharmacovigilance of drugs in their countries. The program has evolved in response to changing regulatory requirements and by anticipating future pharmacoeconomic conditions. As such, graduates of the M.Sc. have been at the forefront of drug development and regulation, especially as capacity is built across the continent of Africa.

Some of these changes include governments incentivising drugs that cure rather than treat diseases and new development and licensing processes which will allow for conditional licences and performance-based reimbursement schemes. The regulatory and economic requirements will merge, and new technologies will be developed and used by physicians and patients, all of which will necessitate a cohort of professionals with a thorough grasp of the discovery process, clinical research, and development within the regulatory framework.

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the program, the successful graduate will have:

Constructed a development plan according to a proposed therapeutic indication.

Evaluated the regulatory, ethical, and economic issues involved in the undertaking of clinical research.

Assessed the regulation of medicines in various global markets.

Analysed the management of drug safety issues.

Reviewed product-related information to ensure adherence to ethical and regulatory provisions.

Explored the principles of health economics and their application in the development and marketing of medicines.

Demonstrated the potential to lead all activities of a medicine’s life cycle, especially those related to their regulation.

Conducted an independent research project in one of the major subject areas within Regulatory Sciences.

Why Study this Program? 

Broaden your career opportunities in an area where there is a great need for qualified professionals.

Develop strong, strategic leadership capabilities.

Gain the skills to lead the development, licensing and ongoing pharmacovigilance of medicines around the world.

Apply evidence-based thinking to a range of disciplines.

Learn from renowned world leading experts in this essential discipline.

Award Title
Master of Science

Program Duration
24 Months

In Partnership with
University of Western Cape

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications may be considered for acceptance:

Four-year degree in pharmacy – [e.g., BPharm or BSc (Pharm)].

Degree in medicine or allied discipline. 

Four-year degree in science (e.g., BSc Hons).

Four-year degree in a non-scientific discipline plus three years’ work experience. 

Three-year degree in science plus three years’ work experience. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Sciences delivered by FCD in partnership with UWC plus three years’ work experience. 

Applicants without these qualifications may be considered if they can show suitable motivation and a high potential to positively contribute to the course. Consideration will be based on academic merit and appropriate experience. 

Modules

This program consists of the following modules.

Ethics

Leadership & Negotiation

Medical Devices

Evaluate a CTD

Clinical Trial Mgt. & Stats

Trad & Complementary Medicine

Pharmacovigilance

Regulatory Affairs

Research Methods

Generics & Biosimilars

Health Economics

Research Project

Program Benefits

Graduates will receive a Masters from the University of the Western Cape, a world leading, research-led, learning and teaching university with a legacy of social justice, community engagement and graduate employability.

Designed and delivered by leading experts with a global perspective.

You can study while balancing existing family and work commitments.

No need to travel as the program is online, available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Applications for the Masters program should be completed online on the university’s website:
First, you should contact Dr Samuel A. Egieyeh at segieyeh@uwc.ac.za for more information.

M.Sc Pharmacy Administration and Policy Regulation
M.Sc Pharmacy Administration and Policy Regulation