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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our experienced teaching team have worked within cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology, clinical toxicology, NHS pathology laboratories. Staff will bring their professional and research expertise into their teaching through the use of contemporary clinical case studies as the basis for problem based learning activities. We have excellent links with domestic and international pharmaceutical companies who enhance our course through guest lectures and site visits. Many also offer professional placements, with opportunities to spend a year in industry in the UK or overseas; past students have worked at John Radcliffe Hospital and companies like Binding Site, Astra Zenica and Pfizer as far afield as Canada, Spain and the Netherlands. We also offer sponsored summer studentships in a variety of areas, including anticancer, cardiovascular, antimicrobial drug discovery, toxicology, and projects in schools to enhance your employability.There is a focus on developing laboratory and other scientific skills, so laboratory sessions form a substantial component of the learning experience, enabling you to learn key experimental techniques and the chance to develop essential experimental, data handling and reporting skills required in biological and other careers. Other scientific skills, such as literature researching, information technology, bioinformatics, data processing and the use of statistics are integrated within the course.Our practical approach has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction – 97% for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 – and 100% of students felt staff are good at explaining things. **Key Course Benefits*** Teaching links with the local National Health Service (NHS) cardiac rehabilitation team and with staff in hospital diagnostic laboratories.* Extensive industry links with a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Proctor and Gamble and Astra Zeneca, and collaborative research links with World Precision Instruments.* Access to a well-equipped suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you will get hands on experience using industry standard techniques, such as flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, and confocal microscopy.* Opportunities to attend guest lecturers from current practitioners in the pharmaceutical industry, laboratory research and other jobs in science in areas including pharmacogenomics, neuropharmacology, pharmacovigilance and drug transport and development.* Research-inspired teaching with input from experts in our Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences research centre, which focuses on the themes of: cellular and molecular biosciences; biological systems, health and disease; and physical activity, exercise and obesity.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 46 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    38th

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