Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

The Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business course is varied; you could go from exploring genetics, molecular biology and stereochemistry to learning about business development and even learning a language.

Single Honours
Learn a language
3 years

UCAS code: 1B11

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Course Overview

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business

School link:
School of Pharmacy

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.

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.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Essential Topics in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Core Topics in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Language Module
  • The Business of Drug Discovery

Second year

  • Applications of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmaceutical Business Development

Third year

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

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.

 

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

105

15

15

0

0

2

120

0

0

0

0

3

120

0

0

0

0

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

PHA-10015 Essential Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences

30

Language Centre modules (modules as available from the Language Centre’s current portfolio of 15-credit modules, or an appropriate English language module if required)

15

PHA-10016 Core Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences I

30

   

PHA-10017 Core Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences I

30

   

PHA-10018 The Business of Drug Discovery

15

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

PHA-20010 Applications of

Pharmaceutical Science I

45

None

 

PHA-20011 Applications of

Pharmaceutical Science II

45

   

PHA-20012 Pharmaceutical Business Development

30

   

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

PHA-30011 Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Project

30

None

 

PHA-30012 Current Developments in

Pharmaceutical Science

30

   

PHA-30013 The Pharmaceutical Industry at the Cutting Edge

30

   

PHA-30014 Advanced Topics in

Pharmaceutical Science

30

   

 

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az