Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)London Metropolitan University
Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)
Our Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree that provides the ideal start if you wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical science, but don't have the necessary entry requirements to study a three-year course in pharmaceutical science. This degree will help you make a difference to people lives though the development of new drugs for treating disease and with its built-in foundation year you'll learn the key principles of pharmacology that will help you to progress through the rest of your course.
The foundation year of our Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will focus on a combination of biology and chemistry needed to examine the design of drugs. You’ll learn about the organic chemistry of molecules, basic cell structures and the underlying concepts that drive chemical reactions. The knowledge you'll gain in the foundation year will fully equip you for the rest of this four-year course.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas (biology and chemistry) which are required to study for BSc programs in the School of Human Sciences.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Scientific Studies
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Concepts in Chemistry
- General and Organic Chemistry
- Laboratory Science
- Drugs: Delivery and Action
- Organic Chemistry
- Quantitative Analysis
- Spectroscopic Methods
- Human Immunity
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Molecular Biology
- Formulation and Quality Assurance of Medicines
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Research Project
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Natural Products
- Advanced Bioanalytical Science
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
- Sandwich Placement
- Systems Pharmacology
- Work Placement
Modules and module details are subject to change over time.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
- International Students: £12,700 per year
You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
You could pursue postgraduate study to open your career options up even further.
Graduating from this degree will enable you to enter many scientific professions. You could find work in clinical research, medical chemistry, biomedical science, analytical chemistry, immunology and pharmacology.
Some of our graduates from this course have found employment as companies like BMS Healthcare, the National Health Service (NHS) and Quintiles.
Many have also gone on to roles that aren't related to science such as financial services and marketing.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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