Do you see yourself developing new drugs? Or selling medicines to GPs and hospitals?
Whichever area of the pharmaceutical industry you want to work in, you can get there when you top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor's degree on this BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science course. On this practical course, you'll have access to more than 30 laboratories. You'll choose the specialist areas that match your interests and career ambitions and have the option to join one of our internationally recognised research groups to develop your vocational skills. After the course, you'll be ready to start a career in areas such as pharmaceutical research, drug development, scientific writing and pharmaceutical sales and marketing.
On this course you'll:
Top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor's degree
Complete a laboratory-based major year project in our world-class research laboratories
Be able to join one of our internationally-recognised research groups
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience and research opportunities during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.
Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:
drug development within the pharmaceutical industry
scientific writing and the media
Other graduates have continued their studies at PhD or Master's level.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
16 September 2019
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You'll study units worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 units worth 20 credits and 1 unit worth 40 credits.
Core units include:
Drug Formulation and Development
Formulation and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Science Project
Protein Modelling Science
You’ll be assessed through:
oral and poster presentations
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Not accepted|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Not accepted|
240 HE credits from a BSc Pharmaceutical Science degree or similar.
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.|
|PTE Academic||61.0||An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||91.0||91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing|
|Trinity ISE||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|