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De Montfort University

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

UCAS Code: B204

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

Entry requirements


104 points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include passes at grade C or better in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Statistics or Maths / Further Maths.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science.

104 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with Chemistry at grade C or better and another Science subject at grade C or better.

UCAS Tariff

104

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subject or equivalent and must include passes at grade C or better or equivalent in Chemistry and one other Science from : Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Statistics or Maths / Further Maths

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

Developed by a pharmacy team, the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science degree provides a unique balance between the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical and cosmetic product design and manufacture.

**Reasons to study Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science at DMU:**

+ 100% of our Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).

+ The course scored 95% for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

+ Optional work placements give students opportunities to gain practical experience in global organisations, such as Unilever, Pfizer and Boots.

+ You will study a range of topics including cell biology and biochemistry, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmaceutical formulation, product development and cosmetic science.

+ Gain international experience through our #DMUglobal programme, which has previously organised a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science visit to a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing company and a trip to support refugees in Berlin.

+ Benefit from more than 100 years’ teaching experience by studying in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.

+ DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

+ Graduates employed in internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots

Modules

YEAR ONE: Compounding; Formulation Chemistry (Physical Analytical and Organic); Pharmaceutical Processes and Technologies; Basic Microbiology; Professional and Quantitative Science Skills; Cell Biology and Biochemistry. YEAR TWO: Pharmaceutical Formulation; Chemical Analysis, Quality and Stability; Cosmetic Products; Applied Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Product Development; Industrial Placement Year (Optional). YEAR THREE: Quality Assurance and Quality by Design Principles; Project; Development and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products; Cosmetic Science; Pharmaceutical Materials Science.

Assessment methods

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and face-to-face contact time, and will make up approximately 15 hours of study each week. You will also be expected to achieve approximately 17 hours of self-directed study. Assessment methods include: unseen exams, computer-based assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Pharmaceutical chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

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