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The PIAT Programme




Please select the number of modules you wish to pay.

Current fee is £1,750 per module

•Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules to be completed within 2 years
•Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules to be completed within 4 years
•MSc: 8 modules and a dissertation to be completed within 5 years
•Individual modules for CPD: If you don’t want to proceed to a formal qualification, you can choose to buy any module for your own CPD. You will work through the module and assessments like any other student, but will use the results and feedback simply to guide your development. You won’t normally get a certificate, diploma or MSc if you choose this option. If you wish to transfer to a qualification pathway, you can apply to do so after successful completion of four modules. You will need to have passed the assessments for four modules in order to be eligible to transfer.

Please read detailed description for further information.


Detailed Description


The PIAT Programme

Developed in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry, the PIAT Programme is a postgraduate-level training programme designed for scientists and managers working in the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of Industrial Pharmacy, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Business Development and Licensing, and Pharmaceutical Microbiology. The programme is administered by the School of Health Sciences at The University of Manchester.


How PIAT Works

We offer a range of modules across four different programmes from which you can select your own personal learning pathway. For each module we supply you with the teaching material for you to study in your own time.  You will need to complete the Exercises, assignments and examinations as required for each module.  Twelve months are allowed to complete each module, and throughout this time you will have access to a tutor for additional help and guidance.  We run a summer school here in Manchester for the Industrial Pharmacy, Microbiology and Clinical Trials programmes, and a winter school in London for the Business Development and Licensing programme.  Attendance is not compulsory, but past assessment results demonstrate that it is extremely worthwhile!


If you have any queries please contact Laura Hill on +44 (0)161 306 0597, or e-mail piat@manchester.ac.uk.