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Kingston University

BSc(Hons) Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs (with Sandwich Year)

UCAS Code: B203

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A-Level Chemistry with a minimum of a grade C and one other Science subject at A-Level required (can be Biology [preferred], Physics or Maths). Tariff points for AS levels completed but not carried forward to A2 level are included in points total.

Can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects to achieve 112 UCAS points

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

A minimum of 112 UCAS points to include a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry (at least 10 of which at Distinction and 5 at Merit) and 15 credits in Biology at minimum of merit grade

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include a minimum of 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and 4 in Higher Level Biology plus English Language and Maths at Standard Level 5 or Higher Level 4.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H4,H4,H5

A total of 112 UCAS points with Higher Level Chemistry at minimum of grade H1 and Higher Level Biology at minimum of H2 is required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Accepted when comnined with other Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels, totalling 112 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Applied Science only accepted.

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points with Advanced Higher in Chemistry at a minimum of a grade B and Higher in Biology at minimum of a grade C

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This course has been closely designed with the input of the Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs.
– It is the only pharmaceutical science degree offered in the UK that includes a focus on the growing profession of regulatory affairs. Graduates from this degree will be highly sought-after by employers.
– You’ll develop skills to prepare you for employment in the pharmaceutical industry and public sector, especially in the area of regulatory affairs.

**About this course**
This degree offers a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and explores different sources of medicine, how they work in the body and how they can be formulated. You’ll gain practical scientific skills and up-to-date theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutical science and the regulation of medicines. There is a particular focus on public health and the safety, regulations and evaluation of new drugs. You’ll explore the profession of regulatory affairs and gain experience in producing legal applications for new drug licences.

You may apply to transfer to an MPharm degree.Students are selected on the basis of academic performance in Year 1 and through interview. Transfer
is to Year 1 of the MPharm course.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: CH4003 - Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental techniques, CH4004 - Academic Skills for Molecular Sciences, CH4005 - Foundation Chemistry , CH4006 - Bioscience 1.

Year 2: CH5002 - Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, CH5005 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, CH5006 - Analytical Science, CH5007 - Practical and Research Skills in Pharmaceutical Science.

Year 3 core modules: CH6004 - Project and Dissertation, CH6008 - Drug Development, CH6009 - Topics in Pharmaceutical Science.

Year 3 optional modules: CH6001 - Organic and Natural Product Chemistry, CH6007 - Advanced Analytical Science.

Assessment methods

Teaching include lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical classes. Students will learn how to work in groups as well as undertake independent, self-directed learning.

Many teaching sessions are interactive using student response technology (""clickers"")  and flipped lecture scenarios. Assessment typically comprises 60 per cent exam/40 per cent coursework (eg practical work, in-course tests, assignments and essays).

A wide range of  assessment methods are used so that students graduating from this programme are able to communicate effectively in both oral and written modes of communication.

Tuition fees

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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:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Pharmaceutical chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


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Chemistry

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.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

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