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Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University

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UCAS CODE: B204

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Developed by a pharmacy team, this degree course provides an understanding of the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical and cosmetic product design and manufacture.Our research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers.On this course, you’ll cover compounding, formulation chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, microbiology, professional and quantitative science skills, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, chemical analysis, quality and stability, cosmetic science and products, and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. In year three you’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own elective modules.Key features• Optional work placements give students opportunities to gain practical experience in global organisations, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Boots.• Our graduates have secured roles ranging from pharmaceutical scientists and product development scientists, to quality control managers in internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots.• Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme*, which has previously organised a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science visit to a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing company and Amsterdam learning about the development of hashish based manufactured drugs. • Renowned for our academic expertise, development training and worldleading research, we offer more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.• You will study a range of topics including compounding, formulation chemistry, cosmetic science and mircobiology, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, quality and stability and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture.• First year modules will help provide a scientific background, whilst the second year modules provide an emphasis on integrated work in analytical chemistry, product development and formulation, applied pharmacology, applied microbiology, process technology and quality issues. In your final year the modules will be applied to the industrial principles of product development, including cosmetic science; manufacture and quality assurance. **DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level :

96 points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include passes at grade C or better in Chemistry and one other Science at D from : Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Statistics or Maths / Further Maths.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 57 14

    36th out of 46 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    97 44%

    54th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    31st

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    34th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    108 49%

    38th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    14th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    34th

    1

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