Pharmaceutical Science (Top-Up) University of Portsmouth

Undergraduate

Overview
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

  • Cover core Pharmaceutical Science topics including bioactives, drug formulation and development and protein modelling science

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:

  • teaching

  • pharmaceutical research

  • drug development within the pharmaceutical industry

  • scientific writing and the media

  • regulatory affairs

  • pharmaceutical sales and marketing

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year


Course details

Modules

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.

Year 1
Core units include:

Bioactives
Drug Formulation and Development
Formulation and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Science Project
Protein Modelling Science

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

written assignments
oral and poster presentations
group-based assessments
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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BB22
Institution code P80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,900 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,400 Year abroad of a language course £2,400. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**