Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Course Overview

Our course is hugely varied; you could go from exploring genetics, molecular biology and stereochemistry to learning about business development and even learning a language.

At Keele we pride ourselves on the applicability of our degrees to the work environment graduates are entering into. The course structure and ethos have been designed to ensure that you will hit the ground running, giving you the subject and industry knowledge and transferable skills so that you can make an immediate contribution to your employer or indeed your own company. This course covers the main aspects of pharmaceutical discovery and development, product formulation, manufacture and quality assurance assessment, and explains how such pure and applied sciences fit into global business, legal and regulatory frameworks. This includes elements of clinical development and the role of the pharmaceutical scientist within the industry team that take a drug from research to the clinic.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2017 entry on our Module Catalogue:

Module Catalogue

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business. 

First year

Core modules: 

  • Essential Topics in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Core Topics in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Language Module (Language Learning Unit)
  • The Business of Drug Discovery

Second year

Core modules: 

  • Applications of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmaceutical Business Development

Third year

Core modules: 

  • Pharmaceutical Science Research Project
  • Current Developments in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Advanced Topics in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry at the Cutting Edge

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

We aim to ensure that you leave with a significant awareness of how to operate in the Pharmaceutical industry and understand the contribution of each function, within the industry, to bringing a new molecule from research to the market. This course will also provide management training, significant detail and awareness of the strategic partnering and business development skills essential for this environment.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business with Foundation Year: B232 View Unistats for this course

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Krina Shah

Krina Shah

"I love the workshops and enjoy the mix of interesting practical work"

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business, First year