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MSc in Quality Management in Scientific Research and Development

This unique MSC has been devised to meet industry demand for quality management professionals

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Advances in science have led to major improvements in people's lives but this is twinned with an increasing focus on the efficacy and safety of medical developments. This unique MSc has been devised to meet industry demand for quality management professionals who are able to ensure modern developments are implemented within a rigorous and robust quality framework.

Developed in collaboration with Cranfield University and delivered by leading academics and industry experts, the course is designed for managers, scientists, auditors and other practitioners who are aspiring to more senior roles or independent consultancy in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemistry industry sectors.

Course structure

Available on a part-time basis only, the course is designed to be flexible in order to fit around existing employment and responsibilities. For even greater flexibility, and for professionals with a specific interest, some of the modules* can be studied as stand-alone short courses.

The MSc consists of eight three-day modules, an Integrated Portfolio and a Research Project allowing you to apply the taught theory in practice. The MSc may take up to a maximum of three years to complete. The course can also be studied at Certificate and Diploma level.

Modules Available

  • Principles and Practice of Research Quality Management I
  • Principles and Practice of Research Quality Management II
  • Quality Audit Practice: General
  • Quality Audit Practice: Computer Systems
  • Research Business Dynamics I: Quality Management in the Global Company (can be studied as stand-alone short course)
  • Research Business Dynamics I: Quality Improvement (can be studied as stand-alone short course)
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Teams (can be studied as stand-alone short course)

Accommodation is available on campus for delegates wishing to stay for the duration of modules.

Address: Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL

Convenient Location: Cranfield University is located in Bedfordshire. The campus lies about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway, the UK's main north/south artery, and has rail and road access to most major airports. Situated mid-way between Oxford and Cambridge, it is close to Milton Keynes and Bedford. Both have coach and train stations.

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