Our Masterclass courses are designed to meet the educational and vocational needs of experienced regulatory professionals in the pharmaceutical and allied industries.

Each pharmaceutical Masterclass lasts 2.5 days and is built around lectures, case studies and discussion groups. Lecturers are drawn from the industry, regulatory authorities and academia.

Emphasis in most of the courses is given to discussion of European regulatory requirements and to practical problems involved in meeting them. Where appropriate, comparisons are made with the regulatory requirements of other major markets.

A total of 21 continuing professional development Masterclasses are on offer providing the opportunity for experienced regulatory professionals to gain valuable in-depth knowledge and updates. Around five pharmaceutical Masterclasses are held each year.

Upcoming Masterclasses

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02/09/2020Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical DevicesThis Masterclass, which is also Module 16 of the MSc Regulatory Affairs, will help to define the terminology and explain the concepts of vigilance and post-market surveillance, their practical applications and integration into the life cycle of a medical device. This course will focus on meeting European requirements. OnlineMC162020
23/09/2020Regulatory Strategy for Established Active SubstancesThis Masterclass (also Module 7 of the MSc) is designed for regulatory affairs professionals to develop and deepen their understanding of all aspects of the regulation of and the strategic issues to be considered in relation to medicines containing established active substances, including line extensions, generics and the relevant aspects for OTC products. It will allow them to examine the regulatory requirements imposed on these substances. OnlineMSCM72020
04/11/2020Regulatory and Related Activities Through the LifecycleThis Masterclass is also Module 17 of the MSc Regulatory Affairs and will provide regulatory affairs professionals with insight into the strategic issues affecting the commercial and regulatory maintenance of a medical device throughout its lifecycle, with focus on post-launch activities and future pressures. OnlineMC172020
25/11/2020Regulatory Control of Clinical OperationsThis Masterclass is also Module 5 of the MSc and  will provide you with an understanding of the practical and regulatory aspects of global clinical research, in order to offer effective advice on the regulatory issues likely to arise during clinical programmes. OnlineMSCM52020
08/02/2021Drug Device Combinations and Other TechnologiesModule 18 of the MSc (Medical Devices) and Masterclass: This module will enable you to consider and evaluate the practical regulatory aspects including the design, development and lifecycle of a medical device product. OnlineMC182021


Did you know taking Masterclasses can lead to achieving an MSc?

The programme is fully flexible part-time programme which can be spread over up to six years, so study at your own pace and pay as you go. Coursework assignments and the dissertation can be tailored to fit with the interests of the student or the needs of their company.

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