This Masters, delivered by the University of the Western Cape 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 and other regions with limited resources.
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.
Master of Science
In Partnership with
University of Western Cape
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.
This program consists of the following modules.
Leadership & Negotiation
Evaluate a CTD
Clinical Trial Mgt. & Stats
Trad & Complementary Medicine
Generics & Biosimilars
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.