12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On the Pharmaceutical Sciences course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), you’ll gain specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of drug development, with an emphasis on the procedure of drug discovery, from target identification through to product marketing.

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You’ll be taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of chemistry and pharmaceutics and have a wide variety of expertise in drug development, formulation and delivery.

We’ll give you the opportunity to select a supervisor and a research topic in the areas of biopharmaceutics, inhalation, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmaceutics, 3D printing, herbal drug extraction, structure modifications, nanotechnology, topical and oral medications – the choice is yours.

There will be lots of opportunities to get hands-on experience of the pharmaceutical industry through work placements and day visits.

Why study with us

We have close links with the pharmaceutical industry and you’ll get the chance to visit a number of organisations and undertake placements to gain valuable insights into how the industry operates.

We invite industry experts and skilled researchers into the University to share their knowledge and expertise with you.

You will have access to our state-of-the-art scientific laboratories to develop your practical skills.

Future careers

This Pharmaceutical Sciences course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will prepare you to study at PhD level or undertake jobs in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods Principles
  • Drug Development and Discovery
  • Drug Delivery and Biopharm
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours Degree in related area such as biosciences
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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