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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-21

  • 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- 100% of our summer 2017 graduates from this course are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17) compared to a sector average of 94.6%.- Renowned for our academic expertise, development training and world-leading research, we offer more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.- This is a specialist course in the UK and DMU is one of only a handful of universities nationally which combines pharmaceutics with a cosmetics element.- Benefit from placement opportunities within global organisations like Unilever, where you’ll apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.- Our investment in dedicated pharmaceutical laboratories and industry-standard equipment offers you invaluable opportunities to develop your practical and professional skills.- 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.- 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,750per year

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A level :

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

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 59 4

    35th out of 46

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    38th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    54th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    117 51%

    36th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    11

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