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) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSci (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Pharmacy

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

Pharmacoepidemiology

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 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • 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)

PLUS EITHER

  • A-Level minimum ABB to include Chemistry and Biology
  • BTEC QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science with minimum DDM.
  • 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 here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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