About the course

This course has been designed to provide you with the skills required for working in relevant laboratories within the field pharmaceutical sciences. It is linked with the corresponding degree pathway of the University of Greenwich, and successful students will transfer to the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme at the University in their final year - you can study this programme full or part time.

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How to apply

Full time programme

  • Register and apply via UCAS
  • The UCAS code for this course is B203

Part time programme

What you will study

Level 4 - Year 1

  • Fundamental biology and physiology
  • Fundamentals of biochemistry
  • Basic chemistry for life sciences
  • Work-based learning 1
  • Essentials of pharmaceutical science

Level 5 - Year 2

  • Metabolism and disease
  • Bioanalytical techniques
  • Physiological systems and regulation
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical product development and pharmaceutics
  • Work-based learning, research and professional skills


  • Assessment is via assignments, essays, practical work, tests, practical work assessment and examinations

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 72 UCAS points
  • Level 3 science qualification
  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C (9-4) including English and maths
  • Applications from students with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications (e.g. NVQs, or suitable Access courses) are judged on merit according to the relevance of such courses serving as preparation for the programmes
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests if necessary
  • Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course
  • Students are advised to buy their own laboratory coat and safety spectacles
  • The cost of any books and stationery are met by the student

Moving forward

  • Progression to the final year of BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Greenwich (or other institutions)
  • Progression into employment

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