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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc(Hons)Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

The BSc 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.

The foundation year (Level 3 modules) will develop your study and analytical skills in preparation for your future study in science and technology and develop an understanding of the knowledge which underpins the pharmaceutical arena.

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.

You will be able to transfer to other courses following successful completion of the level 3 modules. Details of progression choices are listed in the "Career Path" section of this page.

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Pharmaceutical Science VIdeo

What happens on the course?

Level 3 (Foundation Year) will develop your study and analytical skills in preparation for your future study in science and technology and develop an understanding of the knowledge which underpins the pharmaceutical arena.

Level 4 (First Year of BSc Pharmaceutical Science) covers key topics such as infection and immunity, physicochemical science and pharmaceutical chemistry. It considers human health, physiology, and disease prevention and treatment. It looks at the molecular basis of disease and introduces you to a diversity of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, protozoa, fungi and the viruses. In addition, you will begin the process of developing your transferable skills.

Level 5 (Second Year of BSc Pharmaceutical Science) explores basic principles of drug development and considers practical applications of biochemistry and pharmacology. It looks at the role of pathogens and metabolic processes in the development of disease and identifies targets for drugs in the search for therapeutic agents. It also examines the relationship between protein structure and function and investigates spectroscopic methods of analysis as tools in drug design and development.

Level 6 (Third Year of BSc Pharmaceutical Science) Students are encouraged to undertake an industrial placement in the third year (after completion of Level 5 before undertaking Level 6) or can also progress directly to Level 6 which covers the principles of drug design and development that can achieve a therapeutic effect with minimal adverse reaction. It explores the diversity and complexity of membrane structure and function, looks at laboratory management and gives you the chance to undertake a research project of your choice.

Why Wolverhampton?

Pharmaceutical science is well established at Wolverhampton and benefits from a long tradition of teaching and research in the chemical and biological sciences. This course gives students an excellent opportunity to study core science as well as the modern developments that are occurring at the boundaries between biology, chemistry and clinical practice.

The course has its own distinct identity, but also draws on expertise from other successful areas within the University, especially Pharmacy and Pharmacology. An increasing amount of course material is delivered electronically at a time that best suits the indivudual student, but more traditional teaching methods, in particular laboratory-based work, play a key part.

Students are encouraged to consider an industrial placement in their third year.

Career path

Career opportunities exist with a wide range of organisations many of whom employ pharmaceutical scientists in both in the UK and further afield:

  • Drug companies need pharmaceutical scientists to evaluate new drugs and contribute to the development of new products.
  • Smaller chemical companies that make intermediates for the drug industry sometimes employ graduates with the necessary analytical skills and understanding of the drug development process.
  • Sales teams for the major Pharma companies employ graduates to advise customers on the more technical aspects of their products.
  • Opportunities exist in areas outside of the pharmaceutical industry, for example in science teaching and professions such as accountancy.
  • Many graduates go on to research-focused careers and study at universities and research institutes.

Progression to other degree programmes is possible after completion of Level 3 (Foundation Year):

  • To transfer to level 4 of the BSc Pharmacology program 120 credits at level 3 must be obtained.
  • To transfer to level 4 of the MSci Pharmaceutical Science or level 4 of the MSci Pharmacology program, 120 credits at level 3 must be obtained and an average mark of 50 % must be achieved across these level 3 modules.
  • To transfer to level 4 of the MPharm program a mark of 75 % (or above) must be achieved in 3PY001 (Orientation to Pharmaceutical Studies). Additionally an average mark of 75 % (or above) must be achieved across all level 3 modules and all modules must be passed on first attempt. Only the marks obtained on the first attempt will be considered. GCSE Maths and English Language at C/grade 4 are also required. Students obtaining over 70 % in 3PY001 (Orientation to Pharmaceutical Studies) and an average mark of 70 % (or above) across the level 3 modules will be considered for transfer to the MPharm depending on the availability of places. Please note an interview may also be required to transfer to MPharm course. In addition to transfer to MPharm personal statements will be reviewed to ensure that successful applicants demonstrate appropriate values including compassion, empathy, honesty, respect and responsible conduct and offers are subject to satisfactory occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Students studying MPharm must be immune to mumps, measles, German measles (rubella), chicken pox and tuberculosis or have been immunised as such to be accepted onto the course
  • Transfers to Level 4 of other courses in the Faculty of Science and Engineering may be considered depending on the modules taken at Level 3.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1. Apply a range of graduate skills to investigation in pharmaceutical science

2. Design, implement and critically evaluate research in pharmaceutical science

3. Critically evaluate modern concepts of disease and the contribution of new technologies to the treatment of disease

4. Design and implement appropriate strategies for the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical dosage forms

Who accredits this course?

Individual students are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry on completion of this program with an upper second or first class degree.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • Applicants will be expected to hold GCSE English, Mathematics and a Technology or Science based subject at grade D/3 or above (or equivalent)
  • A Level minimum of EE
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • BTEC QCF Subsidiary Diploma grade P
  • 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.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £6,165 £11,700
Part time # £2,835

Degrees which include foundation year will be charged at the lower foundation rate for the first year. Subsequent years will be charged at the University Standard Degree rate.

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

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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