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Main entry requirements
96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Chemistry and Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including C in Higher Level Chemistry and Biology.
Suitable Science subject, including a Chemistry component.
Suitable Science subject - must include a Chemistry component.
Including Biology and Chemistry.
If 56-79 UCAS points offer Biology Foundation Year
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers82%
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- 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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In brief: Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology if successfully completed with research-led placement year. Industry work experience opportunities with major companies such as AstraZeneca as well as in local hospitals and research labs. A specialised degree course for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Part-time study option. Work/industrial placement opportunity. International students can apply. Completion of the Human Genome Project means that it is now possible to identify the genes associated with many cancers and inherited disorders - this presents many challenges. At the University of Salford, we are training a new generation of pharmaceutical scientists to meet these new challenges and to apply scientific knowledge in order to design drugs that improve the quality of people’s lives. This course is designed for students looking for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. It is also suitable if you are aiming for a career in research, teaching and many other professions in which biology and biochemistry are important components such as animal health, food science, cosmetic science, in medical laboratories, technical sales, patent law and scientific journalism. At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, lung diseases, biotechnology, toxicology and much more. Pharmaceutical science is at the cutting-edge of research and is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline with opportunities in the field continuing to grow and develop. This provides graduates of this course with some excellent prospective career paths and our programme will ensure that you are fully equipped to take advantage of them.
Completion of the Human Genome Project means that it is now possible to identify the genes associated with many cancers and inherited disorders. This presents many challenges. At Salford, we are training a new generation of pharmaceutical scientists to meet these new challenges and to apply scientific knowledge in order to design drugs to improve the quality of people's lives. Year 1 introduces the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science and includes both theoretical and practical modules. Year 2 builds on Year 1, increasing in depth and specialisation. In year 3 you will take three core modules and one optional module and complete your degree with a supervised research project in a subject of your choice.
The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.
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