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London Metropolitan University

Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: B232

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

Entry requirements


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).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

32

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

**Why study this course?**

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Our Pharmaceutical Science BSc course received a 100% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020. It was also awarded 100% in a number of other areas, including teaching on the course.

**More about this course**

On this unique multi-discipline degree you’ll study the science behind the design and development of new medications. By focusing on the study of lead compounds and the different criteria that affect a drug’s action in the body, you’ll also learn how side effects can be minimised and avoided through targeted treatment.

Created especially for students without standard qualifications, this four-year extended degree incorporates a one-year foundation year (Year 0), designed to equip you with all the background information and academic knowledge you need to progress on to our Pharmaceutical Studies BSc (Hons) course.

For the remainder of the degree, you'll study a diverse range of topics, from drug design to organic chemistry. Taught by experienced lecturers and experts in the field, you'll also undertake practical, hands-on experiments in our cutting-edge Science Centre, helping you gain the knowledge and lab skills you need for a rewarding career in pharmaceutical science. This degree will also give you the qualifications you need to enter a range of other fields or extend your knowledge through to a PhD.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

Cell and Molecular Biology
Concepts in Chemistry
General and Organic Chemistry
Laboratory Science

Example Year 2 modules include:

Drugs: Delivery and Action
Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
Spectroscopic Methods
Human Immunity
Inorganic Chemistry
Metabolism
Microbiology
Molecular Biology

Example Year 3 modules include:

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
Neuropharmacology
Sandwich Placement
Systems Pharmacology
Work Placement

Assessment methods

On graduation, you'll be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Chemistry

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

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96%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

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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