Learn about the discovery and design of medicines at a world top 5 university for pharmacy and pharmacology*. Prepare for a career where you can develop new drugs and medicines to transform people's lives. You'll use case studies throughout the first two years. The case studies bring together the core sciences that make up pharmaceutical sciences: Chemistry
- drug design and discovery using organic chemistry
- analytical chemistry to study the structure and purity of drug molecules
- the science of designing and formulating medicines
- understand the properties of drugs and medicines through physical chemistry
- understand disease and drug action through biology and pharmacology
- the design of complex biological drugs
- QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 and 2021.
Our teaching methods include lab sessions, lectures, tutorials, workshops, and problem classes. In year one you will study fundamental areas of pharmaceutical sciences. This will introduce you to a wide range of topics and provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge. You'll learn about cardiovascular disease, drug structure, and the science of medicines. In year two, you still study more advanced modules at a higher level of expertise. You will learn about the synthesis of complex drugs, advanced drug discovery and drug design. In year three you will complete a research project in an area of pharmaceutical sciences of your choice. This will involve collecting, analysing, and interpreting your own data. You will have the opportunity to complete your third-year research project abroad at our partner university in Malaysia. You will also learn about the business and industry of pharmaceutics to prepare you for your career.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
IB Score: 34 including 6 in Chemistry at Higher Level and one of Biology, Physics, Maths or Further Maths IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0)
European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including 8.5 and 8.0 from Chemistry and Mathematics in any order. Biology or Physics can be considered if the equivalent of GCSE Maths grade B is already achieved. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4), Mathematics grade B (numeric grade 5)
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.