Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) (Hons), B.Sc. | London Metropolitan University | London, United Kingdom
48 months
15576 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) (Hons) at London Metropolitan University is a four-year degree that provides the ideal start if you wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical science, but don't have the necessary entry requirements to study a three-year course in pharmaceutical science. 

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This degree will help you make a difference to people lives though the development of new drugs for treating disease and with its built-in foundation year you'll learn the key principles of pharmacology that will help you to progress through the rest of your course.

The foundation year of our Pharmaceutical Science (including foundation year) (Hons)  at London Metropolitan University  will focus on a combination of biology and chemistry needed to examine the design of drugs. You’ll learn about the organic chemistry of molecules, basic cell structures and the underlying concepts that drive chemical reactions. The knowledge you'll gain in the foundation year will fully equip you for the rest of this four-year course.You’ll learn from and be supported by our committed tutors who are experts in the field of pharmaceutical science and who will help you develop your academic competencies and confidence.

Where this course can take you

Graduating from this degree will enable you to enter many scientific professions. You could find work in clinical research, medical chemistry, biomedical science, analytical chemistry, immunology and pharmacology.

Some of our graduates from this course have found employment as companies like BMS Healthcare, the National Health Service (NHS) and Quintiles.

Many have also gone on to roles that aren't related to science such as financial services and marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology (for Life Sciences)
  • Fundamental Chemical Concepts 
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (for Life Sciences) 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Key Principles in Chemistry 
  • Laboratory Techniques with Data Handling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas (biology and chemistry) which are required to study for BSc programmes in the School of Human Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15576 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.


  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,894 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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