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Course summary

Our Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree programmes are concerned with the design, evaluation, production, and testing of medicines. As such, they are based on the chemical, biological and medical sciences as the foundation for employment within the pharmaceutical and related (e.g. medical device) industries. All of these facets are addressed and integrated in these three-year undergraduate degrees. Students will study on the same pathway for the first year of the degree, before specialising in either Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Biotechnology during their final two years of study (Level 2 and Level 3).

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Mathematics and both Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science (grades CC). Grade C or better in Scottish National 5 Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4630 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4630 Year 1
EU £22000 Year 1
International £22000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2022-23. The tuition fees for 2023-24 are not yet available.
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS