Explore and understand the science behind drug discovery, development and distribution, and develop essential laboratory skills, with our BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree.
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.
At ARU, we know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. As such, we work with employers to ensure that you graduate with all the knowledge, skills and abilities to give you the edge you need to succeed in a competitive employment market.
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As a Pharmaceutical Science student at ARU, you’ll get the chance to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in our category 2 laboratory in Chelmsford.
Once you graduate from our Pharmaceutical Science degree, you’ll be ready to pursue a career in the medical field. From pharmaceutical companies to public health or the food and cosmetic industries, it’s up to you where your degree takes you.
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As part of your Pharmaceutical Science studies with ARU, you’ll be able to enhance your learning experience with:
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.
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