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Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)
Bachelor of  Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)

  • ID:UH440127
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with  a minimum of 5.5 in each band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines – from the initial discovery chemistry through to formulation development, manufacture, clinical testing and beyond. This course has been developed in collaboration with local and national biotech and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that its content stays relevant and it gives you up-to-date skills. Modules give you a fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and pharmacology, before building your specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing. At the same time you’ll develop the essential capabilities employers want to see in their graduate employees.

  • Over 95% of students said that they were satisfied with the learning resources on the course (NSS 2019)

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each. 

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Human Physiology with Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Foundations of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Biology and Biochemistry, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Dosage, Form, Design and Manufacture, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques and Quality Assurance, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Methods in Drug Design,30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Project, 60 Credits, Compulsory
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad: Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Sandwich Placement; Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Topics in Medicine Design, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery, 30 Credits, Optional


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This BSc Pharmaceutical Science course has been designed with the input from potential employers such as the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies to provide students with highly marketable knowledge and skills for a variety of different career options.

We teach scientific principles through practical, laboratory-based elements to open up lab-based employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector. Students will also learn about key concepts underpinning pharmaceutical research from the point of first discovery of a potential drug through to the manufacture of a new medicine, and the regulations associated with this process.  This knowledge enables and supports office-based career opportunities such as marketing, quality assurance/regulation, or potentially in pharmaceutical sales. More general professional development skills are embedded within our modules to help students to develop their communication and IT skills expected by many employers.

While the course is principally designed to produce graduates for the pharmaceutical industry and related agencies, many of the skills are transferable to related sectors such as the food and drink, cosmetics, agrochemical and biotechnology industries as well as industrial, academic and charity funded research.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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