What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
2 Science A levels including C grade or above in Chemistry (acceptable Science A levels are Human Biology, Biology, Psychology, Geography, Maths & Physics)
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with a minimum DMM profile to include a minimum of 6 chemistry-titled units at merit or above.
GCSE English language, mathematics and double science at grade 4 or above (or 2 single sciences) A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for those for whom English is not their first language
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers77%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines, from discovery chemistry, through to formulation development, manufacture and clinical testing, and post marketing pharmacovigilance. We have developed our Pharmaceutical Science programme in collaboration with a range of local and national companies. As a direct result we have significantly increased the laboratory hours offered to our undergraduates. Our connections with these major pharmaceutical companies ensure this course is relevant and continues to meet the needs of today's graduates. In addition, these links will provide you with unique opportunities to gain valuable experience during your placement year and utilise the knowledge of the best visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy. You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including: standard lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratories, case studies, individual and group projects In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation. For a full list of modules please see: go.herts.ac.uk/B202
If you are looking for an amazing student experience, Hertfordshire is the place. We've got a variety of courses, a campus community and a student-focused Union with lots of services, activities and more than 90 societies to choose from - all located near London. Coming to the UK's leading business-facing university will help you get ahead in the graduate market.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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