801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, United Kingdom

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Cardiff Metropolitan University

This degree focuses on meeting the important societal need for appropriately qualified graduates in the pharmaceutical/life sciences sector. The programme will be delivered in collaboration with our numerous contacts within the pharmaceutical sector, and will combine emphasis on the roles that the pharmaceutical sector contributes within society, with a series of fundamental science-based modules in pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology, human anatomy and physiology, cell biology and genetics, infection and immunity, and biochemistry. a ‘Nutraceutical Science’ option pathway has been included on this programme, in order to capitalise on Cardiff Met’s particular strengths in the use of natural food products in a pharmaceutical setting. Emphasis will be placed on the practical study of drug design, and the therapeutic and toxic effects of drugs on human tissues and systems. In practical sessions (based both in our bespoke pharmaceutical sciences laboratory, and in our general teaching laboratories), you will develop your competence with regard to relevant laboratory-based techniques, and your understanding of the use of these techniques to explore themes relevant to the pharmaceutical sector. You will also have the opportunity to study the research and development, manufacture, governance, and commercial activities of the pharmaceutical industry. External speakers will provide first-hand insights of the activities of, and career opportunities within, the pharmaceutical sector. Importantly, during a placement year (between the second and final years of your programme), you will gain valuable industrial experience by applying your knowledge/understanding of pharmaceutical science to a professional setting. This will allow you to develop your portfolio of relevant skills, competencies and expertise, and hence enhance your employability profile. In addition to vocational graduate-level career prospects within the pharmaceutical industry, opportunities for further study are excellent and include other health-related higher degrees at Cardiff Met (at MSc, MRes and PhD level). This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Cardiff Met - Llandaff,CardiffUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £12,000