BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include Grade B in A Level Biology or Chemistry
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF) in relevant subjects, or at least Merit in relevant subjects
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level, must include Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths and Double Science Grade C 

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).


You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical chemistry, including the design and syn-thesis of new drug molecules. You’ll explore pharmacognosy (drug substances from natural origins), pharmaceutics (turning a new chemical entity or old drugs into a medication that can be used safely) and pharmacology (the effect of drugs on humans).

As with all our bioscience students, your first year will be spent developing knowledge in four key areas – essential chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and anatomy and physiology.

Your second year is a chance to broaden your knowledge of pharmaceutical science by learning about the biology of disease, the way drugs are made, manufactured and delivered and how drugs work once they’re in the human body.

In your final year, you’ll specialise in areas such as natural sources of drugs and the way drugs are designed and developed and how they are analysed using sophisticated instruments. 

You’ll also be working with one of our academic staff during your research towards the comple-tion of your key individual project, which is usually lab-based.

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