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University of Bedfordshire

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons

Foundation Year, Undergraduate
3 years, 4 years
Tuition fee

Course description

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The Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons) course programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to operate in a pharmaceutical research environment. The first stage is to gain a basic knowledge of pharmaceuticals and biomedicine. In the next stages, students learn to independently formulate pharmaceutical preparations for humans and animals, discover medicines and explore knowledge in biological and chemical subjects.

Why choose the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons) course?

  • Course partners include companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline, Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and Cellmark Forensics
  • Students gain experience in the clinical and industrial sectors
  • The curriculum was developed based on the School of Life Sciences’ requirements

What qualifications does the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons) course offer?

  • Students gain knowledge in the development of medicines, cosmetics and hygiene products
  • The programme also covers topics in areas such as systems biology, pharmacogenetics and translational medicine, which are tailored to the needs of the UK pharmaceutical market
  • Classes cover topics such as medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, drug development and pharmacology

Where to study this course?

Our Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons) degree course offer is at the University Square Campus in Luton.

This course is organized by:
School of Life Sciences

This course awards the qualifications:
BSc Hons

Foundation year:

Pre-settle/Settle status/UK passport*/indefinitive leave to remain


Two years’ working experience(CV)
High school or technical school leaving certificate with an average of 3.0/ Baccalaureate passed at 45% overall

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 4.5pct level (scale 1-8)

Year one:

Pre-settle/Settle status/ British passport/indefinitive leave to remain


Baccalaureate passed with an average of 60% in all subjects

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 5.5pts (scale 1-8)
*People who only hold a UK passport can only apply through our agency if they are over 25 years of age