Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons

Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons

This programme has been developed as a result of the university's close contacts with the pharmaceutical industry and prepares students for working in higher scientific grades in the industry. While this degree does not carry any exemption from Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain examinations, graduates gaining employment in the pharmaceutical industry may be able to progress to qualified person status through further professional development. Graduates are eligible for the award of Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a knowledge of the physiological and pharmacological basis of drugs action, drug discovery and development, instrumental analysis of drug substances and the formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • To provide knowledge and skills for the critical analysis of scientific data derived from laboratory observations and experiments in the context of pharmaceutically active ingredients
  • To prepare you for work within the pharmaceutical industry (and/or research institutions, governmental or private laboratories), further studies (MSc/PhD), or a teaching/academic career by developing the necessary transferable and problem-solving skills through a variety of teaching-learning processes.

UCAS code

B202 M BSc/PharS

Department

Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Science

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
5 years part-time
3 years part-time (post HNC/HND)

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM a minimum of two A-level subjects (including chemistry)

OR BTEC National Diploma or DVCE

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including practical project work.

Career options

Graduates can find work in chemical and pharmaceutical industries (production development, analytical science, quality assurance and information science), research and development, teaching, forensic science, environmental pollution and health and safety.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Chemical, Pharm. & Life Sci.

From forensic science and chemistry to pharmaceutical science and human nutrition. Whatever you choose to study you will be taught by experienced staff in state-of-the-art labs and gain important skills.

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