Pharmaceutical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Pharmaceutical Science

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Pharmaceutical scientists are in demand in the public and private sectors. Become one. On this course, you'll gain the theory, medical knowledge and laboratory skills you need to work successfully in pharmaceutical companies, but also in clinical research and public health as well as the food and cosmetic industries. You'll learn how the human body functions, the impact that disease has on the body, and how normal function can be restored through drug therapy. You'll explore the sciences that underpin drug discovery and development - and the important role of systematic, conceptual and analytical thinking. Add to this an understanding of quality assurance assessments and regulatory principles associated with drug discovery, development and manufacturing. We also focus on skills that are prized not just in the pharmaceutical industry but across the public and private sectors. You'll acquire essential laboratory skills and research techniques, as well as develop your inter and intra professional skills. You’ll also learn how to identify and solve problems, and develop your communication, management and leadership skills.

Course details


Year one, core modules: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Scientific Communication and Professional Skills, Fundamentals of Drugs and Medicine, Principles of Biomedical Science, Principles of Metabolism Year two, core modules: Essential Physiological Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Principles of Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Techniques, Research Methods Year three, core modules: Applied Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Specialist Case Studies, Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs, Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We'll make sure you're progressing correctly in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, practical exams, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work. In the first year of this degree, one-to-one tutor sessions will help you get a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. In years 2 and 3, assessments will focus on helping you change from someone who consumes knowledge, to someone who generates it and is able to think independently. This is a three year programme Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeB202
Institution code A60
Campus nameChelmsford Campus
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Science (Chemistry preferred).
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Science (Chemistry preferred).
Access to HE Diploma 96 UCAS Tariff Points (in Science)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Pharmaceutical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS