BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad BSc (Hons)
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.
The range of modules we offer allows you to understand the fundamental underpinning sciences of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and pharmacology before building specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing, whilst equipping you with the essential skills employers want to see in their graduate employees. Our links with major pharmaceutical companies ensure this course is up to date and meeting the needs of today s graduates.
Why choose this course?
You will study modules introducing you to the fundamentals of pharmaceutical chemistry and analytical chemistry, biology and biochemistry, as well as a human physiology and pharmacology. You will learn to use a range of experimental techniques and analytical tools in practice as well as in theory. You will develop strong data evaluation and presentation skills.
You will study analytical chemistry at an advanced level, dosage form design and manufacture, methods in drug design, formulation development and a more specialist pharmacology module. This will give you the scientific knowledge, laboratory and analytical skills to undertake a work placement year in any stage of the pharmaceutical drug development pipeline with one of our overseas partners.
Work placement/study abroad
We strongly recommend that our students undertake a supervised work placement; recent placements have been based in government and charity-funded research institutions, healthcare companies, agrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental agencies and the NHS.
Alternatively, you can choose to spend the year studying at one of our partner universities.
In your final year you will spend one entire semester carrying out an independent extended research project, enabling you to develop and hone the laboratory, research and documentation skills sought by employers. You will also study modules in pharmaceutical industry practice; simulating real life industry scenarios, and the translation of laboratory science into clinical trials and marketed products, as well as being able to specialise in a core discipline including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation development or pharmacology.
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