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Preparing professionals for the global pharmaceutical workplace

Summary

The BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences degree is designed to equip professionals employed in the industry with the required knowledge and practical skills to excel and progress in the pharmaceutical industry. The degree will cover the fundamental sciences that underpin the synthesis, purification, analysis and efficacy determination of new drug candidates and their formulation into medicines. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and professional experience to become experts in drug discovery and the design of medicines.

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About this course

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About

Students who have successfully passed the FdSc HLA Applied Industrial Sciences Level 5 programme, can progress onto the Level 6 BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences.

This course will be delivered over 2 years, with two semesters of study and 30 credits per semester each year.

In the first year, first semester, students will study Methodologies in Pharmacy Research, Pharmacology and Analytical Methodology. In the second semester, students will study Pharmaceutical Technology, and an optional 10-credit module, either Novel Cancer Treatments or Advanced Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies.

In the second year, students will complete an industry-based Research Project in Pharmaceutical Science in first semester. In second semester students will study Drug Discovery and Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Science and they will complete a further optional 10-credit module, either Quality Processes and Control or Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Attendance

Students will attend on a day-release basis, with lecture material being delivered primarily online, supported by some face-to-face tutorial sessions and practical classes. Online learning and support is provided through the use of Blackboard.

Start dates

  • September 2017
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

School leavers cannot apply for this course.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English Language requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

Students who have successfully passed the FdSc HLA Applied Industrial Sciences Level 5 programme, can progress onto the Level 6 BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences degree is to provide a course that equips students with the required knowledge and practical skills to work in the pharmaceutical industry. This programme is designed to make students employable within the Pharmaceutical and related industries and to enhance career prospects if already employed within these industries. Students will aquire a broad range of knowledge and skills across the pharmaceutical sciences and this will increase career prospects in areas from drug discovery, drug formulations, manufacturing, marketing, patenting and licencing and analytical testing.

Opportunities also exist outside the pharmaceutical and biotech industry including health and consumer product industries, cosmetics, the food industry, education, marketing and the media.

Graduates should be well prepared for postgraduate study and would be eligible to progress to further studies, e.g. Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Contact

Dr Kathryn Burnett

School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Room Y144
Coleraine campus

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3283
E: k.burnett@ulster.ac.uk