USPs of the course: The Department of Biological Sciences within the School of Life Sciences and Education at UK-based Staffordshire University is inviting applicants for its BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science programme. The programme will appeal to those who want to understand how the human body functions at a molecular level and the science that can be used to manage human health. Students will explore the biochemical and cellular make-up of the human body, investigate what happens when things go wrong through disease or illness, and how these may be prevented or cured by the action of drugs. Alongside this, students will build a clear understanding of drugs and medicines, their structures, discovery and development, their biological delivery and activity, and their testing, regulation, production and quality assurance by analytical methods.
Each year of the programme begins with all students and tutors engaged in investigating core biological, chemical and pharmaceutical ideas, practitioner skills workshops, student-centred lectures and feedback/feed forward action planning sessions. Each year ends with a variety of student exposition events such as a student conference. At all levels there is an embedded tutorial system with both small group and one-to-one guidance sessions.
The final year includes GradEx, which is the University’s very own exposition of student work. It gives them the opportunity to demonstrate the outcomes of their final year project to a large range of potential employers. They will eventually develop an awareness of the significant role that pharmaceuticals play in our society and a variety of industry, legal frameworks that govern their usage.
Course Duration: Three years (Full-Time)
Career Prospects for Course Graduates: Course graduates can become scientists in wide range of roles either within the pharmaceutical industry specifically or a wider scientific field. They can also work in drug discovery, isolating and characterizing new potential drugs, undertake laboratory or clinical trials, or be involved in full scale industrial drug production. They are also highly sought after to work in marketing, sales and business management inpharmaceutical and other scientific industries.They can also work in avariety of laboratory based environments such as the biopharmaceutical industry, food processing and quality assurance, veterinary and agricultural laboratories.Theycan apply for Graduate Entry Programmes in various healthcare professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Nursing.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have attained a minimum of 75% overall score in Class 12. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements include an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
Commencing From: September 2017
Course Fee: £10,900
Scholarships: New Merit Scholarship of £1,000 is available to Indian students enrolling for the first time in September 2017 and also, New Undergraduate Progression Scholarships of up to £2,000 will be awarded on an annual basis dependent on performance across the full academic year.
Application Deadline: Early applications by March 31, 2017 are recommended.
Course Link: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/SSTK-10572.jsp
Contact Details for further queries: Lisa.Blenkinsop@staffs.ac.uk
Date: Mar 20, 2017