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University of Portsmouth

Pharmaceutical Science (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: BB22

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physical sciences

**Overview**
Do you see yourself developing new drugs? Or selling medicines to GPs and hospitals?

Whichever area of the pharmaceutical industry you want to work in, you can get there when you top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor's degree on this BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science course.

On this practical course, you'll have access to more than 30 laboratories. You'll choose the specialist areas that match your interests and career ambitions and have the option to join one of our internationally recognised research groups to develop your vocational skills.

After the course, you'll be ready to start a career in areas such as pharmaceutical research, drug development, scientific writing and pharmaceutical sales and marketing.

**What you'll experience**
On this course you'll:
- Top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor's degree

- Complete a laboratory-based major year project in our world-class research laboratories

- Be able to join one of our internationally-recognised research groups

- Cover core Pharmaceutical Science topics including bioactives, drug formulation and development and protein modelling science

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

**What can you do with a Pharmaceutical Science (Top-Up) degree?**
Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:
- teaching

- pharmaceutical research

- drug development within the pharmaceutical industry

- scientific writing and the media

- regulatory affairs

- pharmaceutical sales and marketing

- Other graduates have continued their studies at PhD or Master's level

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1 core modules include: Bioactives, Cellular & Molecular Drug Targets, Drug Formulation and Development, Formulation and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Science Project.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through written assignments, oral and poster presentations, group-based assessments.
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Physical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Engineering professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Natural and social science professionals

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