Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Top-up) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Completing your Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons) degree with us gives you the to develop a specialism in pharmaceutics. Throughout this final year you’ll be building up your knowledge and getting to practise the skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries.

  • You’ll get to grips with the subject areas through lectures, tutorials, focused seminars and hands-on practicals in modern science labs. Guided by teaching staff who are all educated to doctoral level in their respective areas of expertise.
  • You’ll be able to develop your logical reasoning skills and establish an imaginative approach to solving problems.
  • In your final year, you’ll delve deeper into the complexities of drug action and drug design. You’ll also complete a research project, giving you the chance to make an impact in your area of particular interest or perhaps focus on topics you might wish to pursue in your future career in industry or academia. Wherever you’d like your career path to take you, taking your first steps with us could give you a great start.


Core modules Analytical Science 3 Research Project Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Analysis Optional modules if your first language is not English you must take the following module Developing Confidence in Spoken and Written English and choose two from a list which may include Organic Chemistry 3 Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases Medical Pharmacology 3 Analytical Science 4 If your first language is English you can choose three modules from Organic Chemistry 3 Analytical Science 4 Medical Pharmacology 3 Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases

Assessment method

Modules are delivered over two terms with normally two formal contact per week per module. Practical sessions for Advanced Practical Chemistry and the Project module have a full day per week allocated. For Advanced Practical Chemistry sessions involving computational chemistry modelling are also included to show how theoretical methods can give insight into dynamic chemical systems. A variety of teaching methods are used, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals/research and directed reading. Most modules are assessed through coursework (during the year) and a formal unseen examination in the third term.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The admissions process will be in conjunction with other courses of the Chemical Sciences suite. Applications for this course are considered on a case-by-case basis but typical entry requirements for the Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Top-up) BSc(Hons) are: * You hold an HND or Diploma of Higher Education in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or a related subject with an overall average of at least 60%. * You have passed at 240 credit, including at least 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent, in a Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or similar degree. All modules should be passed as at least 40% and the overall average should be at least 60%. International entry will normally proceed through formal progression agreements with overseas partner institutions. Information for the partner institutions: For entry, the student should have been performing at a 1st class level (exact qualifying grades to be determined through liaison with departmental admissions tutors, International Office and partner institution) in their prior undergraduate studies where credit equivalent to Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Higher National Diploma (HND) (equivalent of 120 F-level and 120 I-level credits) and they will be at least 18 years of age by 31st December of the year of entry. Transfers from other institutions will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, iGCSE English at grade B, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Top-up) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS