The goal of this Certificate, delivered by FCD in partnership with UWC, is to give participants a strong understanding of the principles of pharmaceutical science and the fundamental skills to support pharmaceutical production.

Why Study this Program?

Enhance your career opportunities in an area with a very large demand for qualified professionals around the world.

Learn some of the fundamental skills to contribute to the manufacture of safe medicines including vaccines, small molecules and biotech products.

Award Title
Post Graduate Certificate

Program Duration
10 weeks of study

In Partnership with University of the Western Cape and Technological University of Dublin

Entry Requirements

Pharma Science Africa want to make our programs accessible to as many students as possible, therefore applicants without the qualifications listed below may be considered if they can show suitable motivation and a high potential to positively contribute to the course. Consideration will be based on experience and academic merit. 

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. 

Three or four-year degree in engineering or science (e.g., BSc Hons).

Three or four-year degree in a non-scientific subject plus one years’ relevant work experience.

What will I Study?

This 10 week Post Graduate Certificate blends self-directed study with tutor-led team-based learning. Throughout the course, you’ll engage in::

State of the art teaching via on-demand interactive lectures.

Learning through real world case studies, online group tutorials and teamwork.

Assessments that directly simulate the challenges faced by professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry. 


This program consists of the following modules.

Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Science

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