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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees43520/Yr
Fees (International Student)47690/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Science : School of Pharmacy
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

The BSc programme is distinct from the MPharm degree. You will study core modules delivered by the School of Pharmacy and the School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as optional modules from both within and outside of the Faculty of Science. For example, in the final year of the Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences degree you can take advanced modules in areas such as drug discovery, drug design and molecular pharmacology, as well as optional modules in areas such as marketing, entrepreneurship and business. Graduates of the BSc programme will therefore be ideally placed for a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry.

Curriculum

Year 1

Modules

  • Insights into Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics 1: Physiochemical Science and Medicines Design
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 1 and 2
  • Practical and Professional Skills (Physiological Measurements)
  • The Science of Medicines Manufacture

You may also take a selection of approved optional modules offered by other schools in the University.

Year 2

Modules:

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Spectroscopy
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics 2: Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmaceutics Dissertation Study
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 3 and 4

You may also take a selection of approved optional modules offered by other schools in the University.

Year 3

Modules:

  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • International Business Strategy 1
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Project
Typical optional module: 
 
    • Entrepreneurship and Business
    • Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Applied Psychology
    • Managing the Marketing Mix
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements

A level

BBB with grade B in chemistry and 2 other science subjects , such as biology, physics or mathematics

IB Diploma

 
30 points, including chemistry and 5 points in mathematics (SL)

STPM

 
B+B+B in chemistry and 2 other science subjects or mathematics 

UEC

 
5 As, including chemistry, mathematics and physics, or biology and grade B in 2 other academic subjects

SAM/AUSMAT/HSC

 
ATAR (UAI)/TER/ENTER 86, including mathematics, physics and chemistry

Canadian Pre-U

 
88% average based on 6 subjects including mathematics and science subjects

SPM/GCSE/IGCSE

 
Those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE must have grade B in mathematics

Foundation

 
Succcessful completion of the Foundation in Science programme, including all chemistry module

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English language requirements

IELTS: 

6.0 (with no elements below 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (with no elements below 19) 

PTE (Academic):

55 (minimum 51)

SPM: 

grade B+
1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE/IGCSE: 

grade C 

UEC: 

grade B3

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

Muet Band 5 

may also be considered 

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Intake MonthsSeptember
Career Prospects

Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, formulation science and the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics.Our BSc in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry. Graduates can embark on a range of careers including: research managers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical or biotechnology industries; academics in institutions of higher education; medical sales and marketing; scientific writing, and other appointments which require a general science background.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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