• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

At the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science (Hons) programme offered by De Montfort University you’ll cover compounding, formulation chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, microbiology, professional and quantitative science skills, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, chemical analysis, quality and stability, cosmetic science and products, and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. In year three you’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own elective modules.

Our research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers.

Our collaborations with industry mean you benefit from specialised and advanced knowledge of the principles and techniques behind formulating and regulating pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

Graduate Careers

The graduates  have gone on to work for internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots.

Throughout the course we will help you to enhance your employment opportunities by embedding transferable skill into the programme and providing opportunities to collaborate with key employers and stakeholders through the Leicester School of Pharmacy’s careers events and mentoring scheme.

Accreditation

This course has undergone a successful review and continues to meet the challenges of the industry and the requirements of both students and employers in the 21st Century.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years sandwich (optional)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Compounding 
  • Formulation Chemistry (Physical Analytical and Organic)
  • Pharmaceutical Processes and Technologies
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Professional and Quantitative Science Skills
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is a minimum of 104 points from at least two A-levels including Chemistry and one other science subject at grade C or above, from: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Statistics, Maths/Further Maths, or Psychology
  • BTEC National Diploma - Applied Science Distinction/Merit/Merit, or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Applied Science  Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass Access in the QAA Science Access to HE with 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Merit and 15 Level 3 credits in a second Science at Merit. English Language and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or higher required as separate qualifications. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification.
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ with 6 higher level points in Chemistry and another science (preferably Biology)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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