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University of the West of Scotland

Pharmacy Science and Health

UCAS Code: B2L5

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Drug and alcohol studies

This programme will aim to bridge the gap between healthcare and the science behind pharmacy and will address the educational needs of pharmacy assistants.

In the early years of the programme the emphasis will be placed on the molecular science fields, while in the latter years the health/clinical aspects of the programme will become the predominant theme.

Laboratory work will comprise a significant element of the programme; you will develop skills across the traditional subject boundaries equipping you to meet the challenges associated with practical work in the pharmacy sector. You will also develop a range of transferable skills.

The Honours sandwich programme offers the possibility of a year’s work experience between years 3 and 4. Study abroad opportunities are available.

Graduates are expected to have employment opportunities with organisations in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Scotland and internationally. Roles include health advice/consultancy, sales and marketing, pharmacy support and clinical research trials on new drugs.

Your Learning
The first year of the programme will have common modules with other UWS programmes, thus the structure will allow students the option to pursue other science programmes at the end of Year 1. Laboratory work will comprise a significant element of the programme; students will develop skills across the traditional subject boundaries equipping them to meet the challenges associated with practical work in the pharmacy sector. The University has numerous well-equipped laboratories in chemical analysis, materials characterisation, drug synthesis, microbiology, biochemistry and biomedical sciences.

Transferable skills such as dealing with data, word processing, technical communication and personal development, will be fully integrated within the different modules throughout the programme.

The structure of the programme will facilitate academic growth for students at SCQF levels 7 to 10.

Please note that the Pharmacy Science & Health programme will not lead to the Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm) award and therefore does not allow graduates to register as a pharmacist.

Career prospects
Graduates are expected to have employment opportunities with organisations in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Scotland and internationally. Roles include health advice/ consultancy, sales and marketing, pharmacy support and clinical research trials on new drugs.

Useful Information
Please note that the Pharmacy Science and Health programme will not lead to the Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm) award and therefore does not allow graduates to register as a pharmacist.

Modules

Course content
The modules contained within the programme will adopt a health improvement philosophy, thus offering health promotion and illness management, alongside a fundamental understanding of the basic science of pharmacy. This programme intends to address the educational needs of pharmacy assistants; in the early years of the programme the emphasis will be placed on the molecular science fields, while in the latter years the health/clinical aspects of the programme will become the predominant theme.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Paisley Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
32%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Science, engineering and production technicians
15%
Natural and social science professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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