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
- A specialised degree course for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
- 4 year Royal Society of Biology accredited option, with research-lead placement year
- Study biological and chemical aspects of drugs and disease
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course is designed for students interested in 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 - these include animal health, food science, cosmetic science, medical laboratories, technical sales, patent law and scientific journalism.
The BSc Pharmaceutical Science and BSc Biochemistry programmes with 1 year placement are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accreditation is dependent upon successful completion of this placement.
Research areas in which you can participate in 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.
We are bringing the industry to you by integrating contributions and perspectives from industry experts, meaning that you will be well prepared for life after university as well as being more employable.
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 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 to improve the quality of people's lives.
Year 1 introduces the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science and includes both theoretical and practical modules.
Year 2 builds on year 1, increasing in depth and specialisation.
In year 3 you will take three core modules and one optional module 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.
Neither pre-requisite nor co-requisite modules are required at any stage. The credit rating of all modules is 20 unless otherwise stated.
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.