BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

About the Degree

Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in the development of new medicines and vaccines, and are a trusted source of advice and treatment. 

During your studies, you will explore medicine actions and reactions on living systems and its effects. To understand how medicines are metabolised, what they do, how they act and where they work requires studying drug actions at levels ranging from the single molecule to the whole organism 

You will learn the science behind the use of medicines, including the physiology and anatomy of the human body, the effect of medicines, and how medicines are designed. You will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily functions and how to apply what you’ve learned to the treatment of patients.

Our programme covers the fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and pharmacology, before building your specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation development and clinical testing.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Biology and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Human Physiology with Pharmacology, Dosage Form Design and Manufacture, Pharmacology, Advanced Analytical Techniques and Quality Assurance, Methods in Drug Design, Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science, and Pharmaceutical Industry Practice.

Students completing this 4-year programme receives UK BSc in Pharmaceutical Science which qualifies him to work worldwide.

Additionally, UH has developed extra optional modules for students who wish to become members of the Egyptian Syndicate of Pharmacy.

Foundation Year

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Chemistry 1 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 1 15 credits Compulsory
English Intensive 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Chemistry 15 credits Compulsory
Biology 2 15 credits Compulsory
English Standard 30 credits Compulsory

Level 4

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Foundations of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry 30 credits Compulsory
Human Physiology and Pharmacology 30 credits Compulsory
Biology and Biochemistry 30 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Dosage, Form, Design and Manufacture 15 credits Compulsory
Pharmacology 15 credits Compulsory
Advanced Analytical Techniques and Quality Assurance 15 credits Compulsory
Methods in Drug Design 15 credits Compulsory

Level 6

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Applied and Integrated Pharmacological Science 15 credits Compulsory
Project 60 credits Compulsory
Pharmaceutical Industry Practice 15 credits Compulsory
Topics in Medicine Design 30 credits Optional
Advances in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Delivery 30 credits Optional

Why choose this programme?

  • Placement visits
  • Mentoring programme between students of all years
  • Active Pharmacy Society
  • Access to 7 Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology and Biochemistry labs
  • Lecture series with bodies such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA)
  • Summer Scholarships/Summer Research Projects with researchers from the University
  • Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council of England
  • GAF and UH maintains a strong connection with local healthcare providers and pharmaceutical industries for work-study placements and employment fairs
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

What can I work as?

Graduates will be able to work in community pharmacies and hospitals, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, drug development and marketing within the pharmaceutical industry. 

They will also be equipped to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in a variety of disciplines, including formulation science, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and regulatory affairs.