School of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Science

MSci (Hons) Full-time 4 years

The MSci pharmaceutical Science course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills.

The MSci pharmaceutical Science course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code F151
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MSci (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Pharmacy
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Why choose this course?

The MSci pharmaceutical Science course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills. Pharmaceutical Science is a relatively new discipline and is concerned with fostering a multi-disciplinary approach towards the study of exciting new developments in the chemical, biological and biomedical science areas focusing upon the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, methods of analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances. You will also be supported in the development of intellectual and key interpersonal skills as well as subject knowledge that will equip you for life-long learning and employability. At Masters level you will have the opportunity to undertake in-depth study of new and emerging themes in pharmaceutical science which will equip you with cutting edge knowledge in the subject and enable you to specialise in an area of choice. The course aims to produce high quality pharmaceutical science graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory-based scientific disciplines. You will have the opportunity to study the Wolverhampton Employability Award up to gold level. You will also be supported in seeking placement opportunities either as a sandwich year or over the summer vacation.

What happens on the course?

Year One

Physicochemical Nature of Drugs

Human Structure and Function

Scientific Communication and Undergraduate Development

Molecular Basis of Life

Introduction to Microbiology

Principles of drug Action

Year 2

Molecular Biosciences

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Therapeutic Pharmacology

Practical Pharmaceutical Techniques

Contemporary Drug Design

Principals of Drug Development and Formulation

Year 3

Advanced Pharmaceutical Formulation

Biochemical Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Quality Assurance in the Analytical Laboratory

Honours Project (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology)

Year 4

Research Methods

Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control

Molecular Medicine

Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Science


Strategies and Methods in Drug Discovery, Design and Development

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Apply a range of graduate skills to investigation in pharmaceutical science
  2. Show competency in scientific method; its values, application and extension as applied to pharmaceutical science
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use a range of laboratory-based techniques
  4. Critically evaluate modern concepts of disease and the contribution of new technologies to the treatment of disease
  5. Synthesise and interpret new knowledge and apply it to the field of pharmaceutical science
  6. Design, implement and evaluate scientific research in a given area of Pharmaceutical Science

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalent.

Accepted equivalent qualifications: Functional Skills Level 2 and OCN Access to HE Core (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English or Maths)


  • 128 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades ABB to include Chemistry and Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in Applied Science - grades DDM
  • Access to HE Science Diploma: with 45 Level 3 credits, to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit  


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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply


Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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