Benefits for the individual

There are a number of benefits to studying QbD whether the student is undertaking a single module or completing the full MSc.

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Course uniqueness

  • Learning the practical application of Quality by Design by involvement in this unique collaboration between industry and academia
  • Watch lectures and case studies presented by Industry experts working within the pharmaceutical industry and supply chain


  • Increased knowledge in a specific area for enhanced understanding within your employment
  • Gaining knowledge, skills and experience in this rapidly developing key area of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing

Training and qualifications

  • Studying QbD as part of your Continuing Professional Development
  • Gaining university credits or a full post-graduate qualification in the form of a PG Cert, PG Dip or MSc
  • Studying a single module may lead to an increased interest in further study to gain a full qualification
  • Part-time study enables you to study around your employment and personal commitments

Employment benefits

  • Increased knowledge within QbD to assist your understanding within the workplace
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of QbD may open new avenues for employment opportunities, promotion or diversification
  • Ability to undertake studies in a flexible learning environment to suit your current development and employment needs


  • Online learning enabling you to study at a time suitable to meet your personal and work commitments
  • Web based study enables you to undertake the course internationally, studying at a time and pace to suit your needs