Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

DMU's collaborations with the industry mean that through this course you will benefit from specialised and advanced knowledge of the principles and techniques behind formulating and regulating pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

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Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course has been developed by a pharmacy team, carefully made to provide you with an understanding of the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical and cosmetic product design and manufacture.

DMU’s research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers.

Through your studies on this course, you’ll cover compounding, formulation chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, microbiology, professional and quantitative science skills, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, chemical analysis, quality and stability, cosmetic science and products, and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. In year three you’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own elective modules.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

DMU renowned for its academic expertise, development training and world-leading research, offering more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science BSc is a specialist course in the UK and DMU is one of only a handful of universities nationally which combines pharmaceutics with a cosmetics element.

As part of this course you will have the opportunity to complete a placement which offers invaluable professional experience. Placements are typically provided across Leicester and the wider East Midlands.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.