Pharmaceutical Science MSci

The MSci Pharmaceutical Science degree allows you to combine bachelors and masters-level modules into one integrated package, designed to provide you with extensive career opportunities as a scientist within the pharmaceutical industry. There is a strong emphasis on employability and industry engagement.

The first three years have a strong basis in the chemical and biological sciences which underpin the industry, with specialisms in Quality Control (QC), a major area of employment, and formulation science. Year four will allow further scope to study these specialisms, broadening and strengthening your employment prospects and providing a more unique graduate.

You will study for a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification in project management, which is valued by employers of pharmaceutical scientists. You will also conduct a major laboratory research project in a current area of pharmaceutical science, working in relation to industry where possible. Many of the higher level modules are delivered by experts in this field including QPs (Qualified Persons) who have extensive training in all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and batch certification. You will also learn from a number of guest lecturers who work as pharmaceutical scientists with companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline and Penn Pharma and others within the South Wales Pharma Cluster.

MSci Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Typical A-Level Offer - BBC to include Chemistry and normally one other Science but to exclude General Studies

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Grade C and BB at A Level to include Chemistry and normally one other Science but to exclude General Studies.

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit in a relevant subject to include Chemistry modules

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 30 overall including a score of 5 in Chemistry and one other Science subject at Higher Level. You will also need to obtain a score of 5 or above in English at standard level.

Typical Access to HE Offer - Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits equating to 18 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 3 Passes to include Chemistry modules

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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