UCAS code FB12
About the course
Pharmaceutical and chemical sciences provides academic and professional training in chemical, pharmaceutical and analytical sciences. As you work through the course you will examine how these disciplines are used in the development, production and quality control of pharmaceutical and related products.
The course was designed in consultation with local and national pharmaceutical companies. Graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
ABB. A-levels must include chemistry.
34 points, specified subjects.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit or above. Must include 12 credits in chemistry.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
/HNC may enable you to start the course in year 2.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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In year 1 you will study a broad range of topics which provide a foundation for the more specialised topics which follow. Practical laboratory skills are emphasised throughout the course. In the final year you will be able to choose from a range of modules enabling you to study areas that reflect your own interests and career aspirations.
You also have the option of spending year 3 in a professional placement, gaining valuable work experience before coming back to university for the final year.
Areas of study
The course covers the broad areas of chemistry, pharmaceutical science and analytical science.
Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Biopharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy and Dosage Forms
Introduction to Statistics
Optional placement year
Drug Development, Formulation and Product Design
Dosage form design
Advanced Analytical Science
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
My research and expertise involves areas of organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and bio-organic chemistry and I lecture in these areas. The UK has a strong and vibrant history of drug discovery and production. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the strongest industries in the UK and this course is designed to equip students to work in this industry in areas of research, production, analysis and quality control. Graduates are also able to move into research in related areas such as biotechnology and pharmacology, either in universities or industry.
I’m originally from the United States and I recently completed the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) course at the University of Brighton.
Many graduates are employed in the pharmaceuticals sector - some in large multinationals, others in smaller local companies. Recent posts have included research and analysis laboratory work, and office-based pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. Many other graduates progress to postgraduate study before beginning a career in industrial or academic research. Some have taken up PhD places at Brighton and others at Cambridge University, Imperial College, and University College London, and some take up teaching.
We have limited places available on this course.
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International applicants should call
+44 (0)207 250 6749
If you are an international student, contact us on:
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