Developed by a pharmacy team, this degree course provides an understanding of the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical and cosmetic product design and manufacture. Our research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers. On this course, you’ll cover compounding, formulation chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, microbiology, professional and quantitative science skills, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, chemical analysis, quality and stability, cosmetic science and products, and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. In year three you’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own elective modules. Key features • Optional work placements give students opportunities to gain practical experience in global organisations, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Boots. • Our graduates have secured roles ranging from pharmaceutical scientists and product development scientists, to quality control managers in internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots. • Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme*, which has previously organised a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science visit to a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing company and Amsterdam learning about the development of hashish based manufactured drugs. • Renowned for our academic expertise, development training and worldleading research, we offer more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy. • You will study a range of topics including compounding, formulation chemistry, cosmetic science and mircobiology, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, quality and stability and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. • First year modules will help provide a scientific background, whilst the second year modules provide an emphasis on integrated work in analytical chemistry, product development and formulation, applied pharmacology, applied microbiology, process technology and quality issues. In your final year the modules will be applied to the industrial principles of product development, including cosmetic science; manufacture and quality assurance. DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.
YEAR ONE: Compounding; Formulation Chemistry (Physical Analytical and Organic); Pharmaceutical Processes and Technologies; Basic Microbiology; Professional and Quantitative Science Skills; Cell Biology and Biochemistry. YEAR TWO: Pharmaceutical Formulation; Chemical Analysis, Quality and Stability; Cosmetic Products; Applied Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Product Development; Industrial Placement Year (Optional). YEAR THREE: Quality Assurance and Quality by Design Principles; Project; Development and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products; Cosmetic Science; Pharmaceutical Materials Science.
Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and face-to-face contact time, and will make up approximately 15 hours of study each week. You will also be expected to achieve approximately 17 hours of self-directed study. Assessment methods include: unseen exams, computer-based assessments
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|