Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science - BSc (Hons)
Pharmaceutical and cosmetic science at Keele explores exciting new formulation developments in fast-moving consumer markets. Our BSc will enable you to understand the underlying physical and biological sciences and learn how to apply them to the development, formulation, manufacture and marketing of cosmetic products, whilst also considering the key contexts of sustainability and globalisation.
Why study Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science at Keele University?
Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.
This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.
Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.
Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.
This Foundation Year is a is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science degree. For example, in the Foundations of Chemistry for Science module you will begin to develop laboratory skills and techniques, together with your ability to accurately report experiment results and manipulate, analyse and present scientific data which will provide you with a good grounding for Year One of your degree. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.
On this Foundation Year, we will advance your knowledge of human biology and chemistry, giving you a solid grasp of body systems, science and lab work. You'll develop safe, professional laboratory skills and get to know the mathematical techniques and quantitative methods used across health science-related and social care programmes. Using problem-based learning, you will learn how to apply some of the most commonly used mathematical techniques in applied health sciences, converting data to the information used to support decision making in healthcare settings.
Throughout the programme, you will develop subject-specific and broad based skills that will be invaluable in your academic career and beyond. You can find out more about our Foundation Year, Including Information on learning, teaching and assessment methods and further opportunities available to you by visiting our homepage.
The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.
SEMESTER ONE MODULES
|FYO-00237||Foundations of Human Biology for Health||15 credits|
|FYO-00189||Foundations of Chemistry for Science||15 credits|
|FYO-00213||Foundations of Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Health Students||15 credits|
|FYO-00185||Practical and Academic Skills in Science||15 credits|
SEMESTER TWO MODULES
|FYO-00239||Advancing Human Biology for Health||30 credits|
|FYO-00191||Advancing Chemistry for Science||30 credits|
Additional GCSE requirements
A-levels: At least 64 UCAS points from at least 1 A Level/Level 3 qualification
GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or IELTS 6.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests) AND GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above
Access to Higher Education Diploma: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 64 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 L3 credits at Merit
To progress to Year 1, you will be required to achieve an average of 40% from the Semester 1 modules, plus a 55% average from the remaining 60 credits to give a total of 120 credits.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science with Foundation Year
UCAS code: B205
DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS
If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.
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