Hertfordshire International College

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Hatfield
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    3 Years

Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines – from the initial discovery chemistry through to formulation development, manufacture, clinical testing and beyond. This course has been developed in collaboration with local and national biotech and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that its content stays relevant and it gives you up-to-date skills. Modules give you a fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and pharmacology, before building your specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing. At the same time you’ll develop the essential capabilities employers want to see in their graduate employees.

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK


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· What are the objectives of this course?

We teach scientific principles through practical, laboratory-based elements to open up lab-based employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector. Students will also learn about key concepts underpinning pharmaceutical research from the point of first discovery of a potential drug through to the manufacture of a new medicine, and the regulations associated with this process. This knowledge enables and supports office-based career opportunities such as marketing, quality assurance/regulation, or potentially in pharmaceutical sales. More general professional development skills are embedded within our modules to help students to develop their communication and IT skills expected by many employers.

· Who is it intended for?

This BSc Pharmaceutical Science course has been designed with the input from potential employers such as the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies to provide students with highly marketable knowledge and skills for a variety of different career options.While the course is principally designed to produce graduates for the pharmaceutical industry and related agencies, many of the skills are transferable to related sectors such as the food and drink, cosmetics, agrochemical and biotechnology industries as well as industrial, academic and charity funded research. Current employers are listed below: GlaxoSmithKline: Data Management - Uxbridge, Guy's Hospital: Drug Research Unit - London, Imperial College: Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Medicine - London, Medical Research Council - Mill Hill, Medifix Adhesive Products - Luton,

· Requirements

112 UCAS points

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5.0 10/12/2018
What I would highlight: The on campus time and nightlife are good. I made a lot of friends and the atmosphere is good too but be careful about taking your course.
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5.0 28/08/2018
What I would highlight: i had a quite disapponting exoperience at Hertfordshire University. Since iam not in drinking, i didn't find clubs and pubs enjoyable though most of the students have their life all in clubs . I used to feel very much depressed here. The courses were fine but the facilities for art students were very bad. We have to buy all the tools on our own and much more than this. Overall I was not happy here. Reasons might be my own or the aura the campus has.
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5.0 27/06/2018
What I would highlight: The faculties are really friendly, the university especially my course is reputed.
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5.0 08/04/2018
What I would highlight: Freshers events were fun, I made lots of friends.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Analytical techniques
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Industry
Methods in Drug Design
Pharmacological Science
Pharmaceutical Formulation
Pharmaceutical Formulation

Course programme

Work Placement

All our students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or study overseas in Europe or North America during their 3rd year.We strongly recommend that our students undertake a supervised work placement; recent placements have been based in Government and charity-funded research institutions, healthcare companies, agrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental agencies and the NHS. You can also choose to gain an extra qualification – the Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute. This will greatly enhance your employability and your performance in your final year.


Level 5

Core Modules
  • Dosage, Form, Design and Manufacture - 30 Credits
  • Pharmacology - 30 Credits
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques and Quality Assurance - 30 Credits
  • Methods in Drug Design - 30 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules
  • Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science - 15 Credits
  • Project - 60 Credits
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Practice - 15 Credits
  • Year Abroad: Bioscience - 0 Credits
  • Sandwich Placement; Bioscience - 0 Credits
  • Topics in Medicine Design - 30 Credits
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery - 30 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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