RAK Medical and Health Sciences University is First Medical University in the UAE to Obtain Five Stars in QS Stars Rating     College of Pharmacy at RAK Medical and Health Sciences University has obtained dual national and international accreditation for its Bachelor of Pharmacy program from the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)     All Programs are accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE.    All our programs are recognized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Study Plan – MS in Pharmaceutics

Graduate Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, the student must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  1. Must have satisfactorily completed the program within the maximum study time limitation of respective programs (excluding internship wherever applicable) from the date of registration. This period is four years for full time study and six years for part time study.
  2. Must have met the attendance requirement of 75% separately for theory and practical classes in each semester.
  3. Must have achieved a CGPA of more than 3.0.
  4. Must have successfully completed the dissertation
  5. Must have completed all required coursework in the curriculum
  6. Must have earned at least 75% of total credits required for the program at RAKMHSU.
  7. The student becomes a degree candidate when the Department Chairperson, on the request of the faculty advisor, certifies that the student has completed the program and the University requirements for graduation and, consequently, recommends him/her to the Academic Council through the Dean for the conferring of the appropriate degree.
  8. Students must have met all financial obligations to the University within the time specified. The certificate for graduation and transcripts will be withheld if there are any dues to the university.
  9. In order to qualify for graduation, the student must earn the following credits for the respective programs:

  • Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy-43
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry-40
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutics-41

Academic Honoring of the Master Degree

Academic Honoring of the Master Degree is classified as follows:

  1. CGPA 3.8 or higher: Master with Distinction
  2. CGPA 3.5 – 3.79 :Master with Merit
  3. CGPA 3.0 – 3.49 :Pass

The Office of Examinations issues the Students’ Academic Honor List at the end of each academic year. To be placed on the Students’ Academic Honor List, a student must:

  • Have registered for the stipulated credits per semester, and have received no failing grades.
  • Have at least a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
  • Should have passed all course at the main University Examinations.
  • Have no disciplinary action against him/her.

The Office of Examinations shall process degree certificates. To avail degree certificate, the student must satisfy graduation requirements mentioned above. Degree certificates shall be issued during Convocation, which will be held annually.

Year 1
Course # Title Credit Hours (Theory + Practical)
PPFD 611 Product Formulation and Development 2 + 2
PIAT 612 Instrumental Analytical Techniques 2 + 2
PCKD 613 Chemical Kinetics and Drug Stability 2 + 2
PNDD 614 Novel Drug Delivery Systems 2 + 0
Total 14
Course # Title Credit Hours (Theory + Practical)
PCPT 621 Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 2 + 2
PAPT 622 Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology 3 + 2
PQAV 623 Quality Assurance and Validation 2 + 0
PAPB 624 Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2 + 0
PABR 625 Advanced Biostatistics & Research Design 2 + 0
Total 15
Year 2
Course # Title Credits
PDRS 716 Dissertation & Research seminar 6
Total 06
Course # Title Credits
PDRS 826 Dissertation & Research seminar 06
Total 06