Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Hons

This degree will give you a broad understanding of pharmaceutical sciences. It explores areas such as biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, and drug design and delivery. You will also get practical experience with a project and laboratory work.

Course details

Our pharmaceutical sciences degree covers all relevant disciplines from biology to pharmacology. It delivers theoretical knowledge plus plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience in the lab.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

Graduate careers include roles in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, research and development, food industries, quality control and manufacturing. The course is a stepping stone to qualified person status with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. You can also apply for membership of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate.

And must include one of the following:

A level: 32 Points from related science subjects

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level biology and chemistry.


Graduates can find work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (production development, analytical science, quality assurance and information science), research and development, teaching, forensic science, environmental pollution and health and safety.


You receive research-led teaching and expertise in a wide range of pharmaceutical science themes

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Biochemistry 1 (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
  • Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits)
  • Practical and Academic Skills (30 credits)
  • Introductory Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Pharmaceutics (30 credits)
  • Pharmacology (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Project (Chemical Sciences) (30 credits)
  • Drug Design and Delivery (15 credits)
  • Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Neuropharmacology (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Science Internship Course (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)