Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Pharmaceutical Science

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Course summary

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Summary: Pharmaceutical science takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying medicines. This course gives you a strong base in chemistry, biochemistry and biological science, preparing you for work in the pharmaceutical industry. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: You develop an understanding of the physicochemical and biological principles that underpin the design, function, synthesis, analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances. Throughout this course we also help you develop the technical, practical and professional skills that employers value, and you have access to state of the art laboratories and equipment for laboratory training. Examples of the type of work you might be involved in include clinical trials, manufacturing and supply of drugs and medicines, marketing, medical sales, research and development of new pharmaceutical products. After the course: The UK is home to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and continues to develop best-selling prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical scientists work in areas such as research, product development, quality assurance and analytical science, marketing and sales within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and elsewhere. Many pharmaceutical scientists work in laboratories, hospitals and educational establishments. As well as working directly within the industry, pharmaceutical science graduates are well qualified for careers in teaching, forensic science, environmental protection, and health and safety assurance.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

This course aims to produce graduates who are competent in a range of knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to pharmaceutical science. The learning and teaching strategy encourages a progressive acquisition of subject knowledge and skills by moving from study methods that have a greater degree of support and assistance towards more independence and self-direction. Each programme and module is supported by a specific virtual learning environment (VLE) site. You learn through a range of teaching and learning methods. The programme assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition, and provides the sort of information that will be useful to employers. It is robust, equitable and manageable, and incorporates both formative and summative assessments.


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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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points Including study of level 3 chemistry or a subject with a significant content of chemistry.
A level BBC Including chemistry or a subject with a significant content of chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Including merit in the mandatory subjects and a significant content of chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma With 30 level 3 credits from science units, including 12 level 3 credits in the mandatory subjects, awarded at merit or higher.
Scottish Higher Including chemistry or a subject with a significant content of chemistry.
Scottish Advanced Higher Including chemistry or a subject with a significant content of chemistry.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent.

After applying you may be invited to attend an interview. The interview helps us tailor your offer to your individual circumstances to ensure that you join the right course for you. The interview process also enables us to consider applicants from a range of backgrounds and those with non-traditional qualifications, including individuals who may be returning to study after a period of employment. During your visit you will be offered a tour of our campus and laboratory and teaching facilities, and an opportunity to meet our staff. You also learn more about your course and the range of scholarships, bursaries and grants you may be eligible to receive. Although we strongly encourage applicants to attend an interview, if you can't come for an interview we will still consider your application based on the information you provide.


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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Pharmaceutical Science at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS