Pharmaceutical Science with Business - BSc (Hons)

Develop the scientific skills and business knowledge needed for a dynamic career in the pharmaceutical industry. Explore the range of sciences that underpin pharmaceutical discovery and development, understand the global legal and regulatory requirements of the industry, and recognise the business potential of new drugs.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours

Location

Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • 1B11

Duration of study

  • 3 years

Why study Pharmaceutical Science with Business at Keele University?

Develop the multi-disciplinary and problem-solving skills the pharmaceutical industry is actively looking for in graduates
Be part of the well-established School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Opportunities to learn a language
State-of-the-art facilities including the Central Science Laboratories
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Ahmad Bashir

"I would definitely recommend this course to anyone thinking about their next steps. It diversifies from learning all of the required up-to-date science to learning languages and business development. The skill set you acquire makes you more employable on a global level."

Ahmad, Pharmaceutical Science with Business

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Foundation year

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.

Course Content

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 Science with Business degree. For example, in the Foundations of Chemistry for Health 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

Course structure

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-00241 Foundations of Chemistry for Health 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 Health 30 credits

Entry requirements

For admission enquiries please contact pharmacy@keele.ac.uk

Qualifications

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

BTEC: MPP

 

How to Apply

UCAS Applications

Visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business with Foundation Year

UCAS code: B232

Direct Entry Students

If you are a UK or EU student, 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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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.

Final year BSc Pharmaceutical Science Technology and Business student talks about her experiences at Keele University.