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University of East London

Pharmaceutical Science (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: B479

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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

MM

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

MPP

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Pharmaceutical Science, but don’t have the standard qualifications.
First we prepare you for your degree during an extra Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.
This new and already popular course will take you inside the complex and ever-expanding field of pharmaceutical science.
Pharmaceutical science is the study of the formulation, development and manufacture of new drugs. Pharmaceutical scientists have the power to transform patients’ lives by developing new treatments for diseases.
Pharmaceutical science encompasses chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and physiology. It looks at how different drugs act on the human body and how their healing effects can be safely used.

Modules

FOUNDATION YEAR: Academic & Communication Skills (core) Essential Maths & ICT (core) Human Biology (core) Chemistry of Life (core)YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Fundamental and Experimental Pharmacology (core) Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (core) Work placement (short) (optional) Work placement (year) (optional)YEAR 3 Natural Product Chemistry and Drug Design (core) Pharmaceutical Analysis and Instrumentation (core) Neuropsycho-pharmacology (optional) Systems Pharmacology and
Therapeutics (optional) Toxicology (optional) Research Project (core)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible.
In your third year, you’ll either take five core modules or undertake a work placement. We’ll assess you accordingly.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

TEF rating:

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Top job areas of graduates

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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