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Anglia Ruskin University

Pharmaceutical Science

UCAS Code: B202

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

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Science (Chemistry preferred).

96 UCAS Tariff Points (in Science)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Science (Chemistry preferred).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical scientists are in demand in the public and private sectors. Become one. On this course, you'll gain the theory, medical knowledge and laboratory skills you need to work successfully in pharmaceutical companies, but also in clinical research and public health as well as the food and cosmetic industries.

You'll learn how the human body functions, the impact that disease has on the body, and how normal function can be restored through drug therapy. You'll explore the sciences that underpin drug discovery and development - and the important role of systematic, conceptual and analytical thinking. Add to this an understanding of quality assurance assessments and regulatory principles associated with drug discovery, development and manufacturing.

We also focus on skills that are prized not just in the pharmaceutical industry but across the public and private sectors. You'll acquire essential laboratory skills and research techniques, as well as develop your inter and intra professional skills. You’ll also learn how to identify and solve problems, and develop your communication, management and leadership skills.

Modules

Year one, core modules:
Cellular and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Scientific Communication and Professional Skills, Fundamentals of Drugs and Medicine, Principles of Biomedical Science, Principles of Metabolism

Year two, core modules:
Essential Physiological Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Principles of Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry and Analytical Techniques, Research Methods

Year three, core modules:
Applied Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Specialist Case Studies, Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs, Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment methods

We'll make sure you're progressing correctly in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, practical exams, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work.
In the first year of this degree, one-to-one tutor sessions will help you get a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. In years 2 and 3, assessments will focus on helping you change from someone who consumes knowledge, to someone who generates it and is able to think independently.

This is a three year programme
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Medicine and Healthcare Science

TEF rating:
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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?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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E
D

After graduation


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Pharmacology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
10%
Health associate professionals
6%
Health professionals

As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£21k

£36k

£36k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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