School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biomedical Science
UCAS Code: F151
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
Up to six years part-time
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,400
- Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology if successfully completed with research-led placement year
- Industry work experience opportunities with major companies such as AstraZeneca as well as in local hospitals and research labs
- A specialised degree course for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Completion of the Human Genome Project means that it is now possible to identify the genes associated with many cancers and inherited disorders - this presents many challenges. At the University of Salford, we are training a new generation of pharmaceutical scientists to meet these new challenges and to apply scientific knowledge in order to design drugs that improve the quality of people’s lives.
This course is designed for students looking for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. It is also suitable if you are aiming for a career in research, teaching and many other professions in which biology and biochemistry are important components such as animal health, food science, cosmetic science, in medical laboratories, technical sales, patent law and scientific journalism.
At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, lung diseases, biotechnology, toxicology and much more.
Pharmaceutical science is at the cutting-edge of research and is an exceptionally versatile scientific discipline with opportunities in the field continuing to grow and develop. This provides graduates of this course with some excellent prospective career paths and our programme will ensure that you are fully equipped to take advantage of them.
Between years two and three of this course we encourage students to complete a placement year, which is arranged with our support. Recent Pharmaceutical Science students have been offered placements at Pfizer in Kent, the Transplant Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital and the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute. In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year. Additionally, this degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for those that successfully complete a research-led placement year, positioning you well to develop your career in the field.
Year 1 introduces the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science and includes both theoretical and practical modules.Year 2 builds upon course content from year 1, increasing in depth and specialisation. In your final year you will take core modules and optional modules and complete your degree with a supervised research project in a subject of your choice.
If you are studying part-time you select two to four modules from each year of study, completing the rest of the modules for the year in the following year. This leads to a maximum six-year duration for a part-time degree. If studying part-time you do not have the placement option.
Choose one from:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.