Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmaceutical Science is a multi-disciplinary approach for the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. It focuses on biochemistry, pharmacology, design, methods of analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances.

Subject overview

Pharmaceutical Science changes lives. It can save lives and improve the quality of life for thousands of people through the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies.

Pharmaceutical science involves design, pharmacology, methods of analysis and general biochemistry. You’ll also learn exciting new developments in the chemical, biomedical science and biological areas.

This specialisation is designed for both science and pharmacy graduates who wish to develop and enhance their knowledge and skill in the development and introduction of new pharmaceutical products.

Although the courses are categorised as taught courses there is considerable emphasis on guided independent learning and self-motivated study, together with shared learning in small tutorial groups. Courses in this subject area are offered in a Flexible learning format.

If you are interested in a cutting-edge scientific career that makes a real difference in people’s lives, Pharmaceutical Science could be for you.

Where can Pharmaceutical Science take you?

Pharmaceutical Science can take you into a variety of jobs, including opportunities in pharmaceutical companies.

Research work is common, whether it be with a private company or university. Some graduates may go on to become doctors, regulatory scientists for government agencies or university professors.

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