BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

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Explore and understand the science behind drug discovery, development and distribution, and develop essential laboratory skills, with our BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree.

Pharmaceutical Science at ARU

Meet your course leader

If you love biology, chemistry and the human body our Pharmaceutical Science course is for you - as course leader Dr Basel Arafat explains.

Our Pharmaceutical Science degree course will develop your understanding of the science that underpins medicine, preparing you to translate scientific discoveries and technological advances into improved healthcare.

As part of your degree, you’ll learn all about how the human body functions, the impact diseases can have on the body and how normal function can be restored through the use of drug therapy.

Not only that, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on skills that will give you the edge in the pharmaceutical industry, including essential laboratory skills, research techniques and both inter and intraprofessional skills.

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Facilities and accreditation

Facilities and support

As part of your Pharmaceutical Science studies with ARU, you’ll be able to enhance your learning experience with:

  • our category 2 Level SuperLab in Chelmsford
  • research-active lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques, and give you the support you need to succeed.


At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it so you’ll be ready to stand out in a competitive job market.

Once you graduate, you’ll be in a strong position to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry where you could find yourself focusing on research, quality assurance or regulatory affairs. You could even utilise your new-found knowledge to give you the edge in marketing or sales.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Pharmaceutical Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Inside the Chelmsford SuperLabs

Teaching in the SuperLabs

Discover what teaching looks like for our Pharmaceutical Science and Medical Science students.

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.

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