University of Portsmouth has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
What you'll experience
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
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.
What can you do with a Pharmaceutical Science (Top-Up) degree?
Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:
drug development within the pharmaceutical industry
scientific writing and the media
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.
Year 1 core modules include: Bioactives, Cellular & Molecular Drug Targets, Drug Formulation and Development, Formulation and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Science Project.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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|
CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.
240 HE credits from a BSc Pharmaceutical Science degree or similar.
English language requirements
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
University Admissions Centre - Clearing
023 9284 8000
Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,
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