Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year) (Hons), B.Sc. | University of South Wales | Pontypridd, United Kingdom
48 months
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The Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year) (Hons) program from University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the admissions criteria for the BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree. 

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You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge.

The content of our pharmaceutical science course has a strong grounding in the chemical and biological sciences, complemented by industry-specific topics such as pharmaceutical regulation and quality assurance.

You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of topics relevant to the field of pharmaceuticals, their design, development, quality control, and manufacture. To enhance your career potential, there is an emphasis on practical experience of techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry.


This Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year) (Hons) program from University of South Wales provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will make you highly marketable to employers in the pharmaceutical sector. Being one of the largest employers of scientists in the UK, jobs for scientists within the sector are quite varied. You can pursue a career in research and development, and many scientists may also find themselves in roles that may range from a purely lab-based position, to marketing, patent filing, quality assurance/regulation, or even as a sales representative.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Molecules, membranes and cells
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry
  • Your Skills, Your Future
  • Cellular Pathology and Disease Processes
  • Spectroscopy
  • Analytical Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-Level Offer

  • EE to include one A Level in a relevant Science subject but to exclude General Studies
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • N/A
Typical BTEC Offer
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass in a relevant subject
Typical IB Offer
  • Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from Higher Levels to include Science or Maths.
Typical Access to HE Offer
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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