B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
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. The 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.

Description of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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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. The 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.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a knowledge of the physiological and pharmacological basis of drugs action, instrumental-based analysis of drug substances, and the discovery, preparation and 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (30 credits)
  • Elements of Drug Discovery (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Pharmaceutics (30 credits)
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Drug Development (30 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Testing (30 credits)
  • Drug Design and Delivery (15 credits)
  • One option from: Neuropharmacology; Natural Products (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

Work Experience for Pharmaceutical Sciences

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Graduates are eligible for the award of Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

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