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B.Sc.(Hons) Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham
Course Duration3 Yrs
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Fees44800Yr
Fees (International Student)52600/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Science
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, the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Biosciences, as well as optional modules from both inside and outside of the Faculty of Science. For example, in the final year 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 business, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Curriculum

Year one

Typical core modules

  • Biochemistry: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Genes and Cells
  • Human Physiology
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
  • Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics 1: Physiochemical Science and Medicines Design

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Spectroscopy
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics 2: Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
  • Neurobiology of Disease

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

Year three

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Commercialisation in Biotechnolgy
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Project

Typical optional modules

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Business Strategy
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbes and You
  • Microbial Mechanisms of food Brone Disease
  • Molecular Pharming and Biotechnology
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Technology and Organisation 
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 with 5,5,5 at Higher Level including chemistry and 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level

STPM

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

UEC

 
2 As (including chemistry) and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects (including biology, mathematics or physics), excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 including chemistry, mathematics and physics

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)

 
88% average based on 6 subjects including chemistry, mathematics and other science subjects

College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with Grade B in mathematics and two science subjects (biology and chemistry) plus, a score of 1200 in SATr and 650,650,650 in SAT Subject Tests or 4,4,4 in Advanced Placement Tests. SAT Subject Tests and AP papers must include biology and chemistry. Students taking group B subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Advance Placement (AP)

Students who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests

Diploma - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation

Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme with no failed modules

In addition to the  entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS: 


IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

GCE A Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

SPM: 

grade B+
1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE O Level: 

grade C 

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC: 

grade B3

MUET:

Band 4

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

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

Intake Months

September 

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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