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Course summary

Explore and understand the science behind drug discovery, development and distribution, and develop essential laboratory skills, with our BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree. Our Pharmaceutical Science degree course will develop your understanding of the science that underpins medicine, preparing you to translate scientific discoveries and technological advances into improved healthcare. As part of your degree, you’ll learn all about how the human body functions, the impact diseases can have on the body and how normal function can be restored through the use of drug therapy. Not only that, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on skills that will give you the edge in the pharmaceutical industry, including essential laboratory skills, research techniques and both inter and intraprofessional skills. At ARU, we know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. As such, we work with employers to ensure that you graduate with all the knowledge, skills and abilities to give you the edge you need to succeed in a competitive employment market. Our students feel that their voice is heard and that we value their opinion. According to the National Student Survey 2020, they rate their tutors highly and value the feedback they receive As a Pharmaceutical Science student at ARU, you’ll get the chance to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in our category 2 laboratory in Chelmsford. Once you graduate from our Pharmaceutical Science degree, you’ll be ready to pursue a career in the medical field. From pharmaceutical companies to public health or the food and cosmetic industries, it’s up to you where your degree takes you.

Modules

Year 1: ·Foundation in Optometry ·Medical and Life Sciences Year 2: ·Cellular and Molecular Biology ·Human Anatomy and Physiology ·Scientific Communication and Professional Skills ·Principles of Biomedical Science, ·Fundamentals of Nutrition, Drugs and Metabolism Year 3: ·Essential Physiological Biochemistry ·Pharmaceutical Formulations ·Principles of Pharmacology ·Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Techniques ·Research Proposal ·Ruskin Module Year 4: ·Applied Pharmacology ·Biotechnology ·Specialist Case Studies ·Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs ·Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. You will undertake practicals in almost all your modules, developing your practical laboratory skills, and your written, verbal, and numerical skills will be assessed from coursework including essays and lab reports, and poster and oral presentations. There will also be tests and exams, to determine your grasp of the fundamental principles and to develop your problem-solving skills.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B203
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Chelmsford Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, plus evidence of having attempted two years of post-GCSE study. If you have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), you will be exempted from the two-year post-GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold the baseline requirements of 5 GCSEs (as stated above). If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/pharmaceutical-science


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Pharmaceutical Science [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS