Training & Skills Development


About Our Training Programmes

CMAC has a distinctive training programme on offer across all levels:
The unique MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, the innovative CMAC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) cohort training programme, the Collaborative International PhD programme with NTU Singapore, and joint PhD programme in partnership with NPL as part of the Scottish Hub called PIMMs. We also have close links with the CORE ITN on Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization which is led by CMAC's Prof Joop ter Horst.  In 2017 we will establish and Early Career Researcher Academy, and we are also preparing the delivery of CPD to our Industry Partners. CMAC provides ongoing postgraduate development training and transferable skills development for all levels of staff and students. Collective training across CMAC has occurred at intensive creativity days, collaboration workshops and during our tailor-made DTC summer school which combines training of the DTC cohorts with team building exercises.


MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


This unique masters course trains you in key aspects of modern manufacturing approaches suitable for pharmaceuticals and high-value chemicals.
It's designed to produce highly-skilled graduates in continuous manufacturing science and technology to meet the growing demands for expertise in this area. You’ll be trained to take up jobs in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The course is aligned with the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation. It’s supported by academic staff from across the University, and strategic partners (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis). Full details and how to apply can be found here.

CMAC PhD Programmes

CMAC DTC

Doctoral Training Centre embedded within CMAC

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Collaborative International PhD

Collaborative international doctoral training programme between NTU Singapore and University of Strathclyde

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NPL Scottish Hub

Collaborative doctoral training programme jointly managed between NPL and University of Strathclyde as part of the NPL Scottish Hub Programme

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Apply here for PhDs with CMAC

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Industry Mentors

All CMAC PhD and post-doctoral researchers benefit from support from internationally leading supervisors and expert industry practitioners and opinion leaders through the established CMAC Industrial Mentor scheme. Mentor groups aligned with the CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub scope meet regularly to enable industry experts to coach the students in their research and provide industrial relevance and context for their work. The meetings are a mixture of telecon and face-to-face meetings and involve both Tier 1 members and several Tier 2 companies. These mentor meetings have already enabled a student to access industrial analytical equipment and have also facilitated placements within the companies giving students industrial experience. This is a key avenue for the research and learning in CMAC to be transferred into industry and an efficient way for companies to access and influence the ongoing research.


We also have close links with the CORE ITN on Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization which is led by CMAC's Prof Joop ter Horst.  



To find out more about our training programmes please contact info@cmac.ac.uk