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The Pharmaceutical industry has a greater impact on the economy than any other high-tech industry.

Employing 73,000 people in the UK, the pharmaceutical industry offers graduates a chance to play an important role in the development of new medicines with employment opportunities existing at all stages of the drug development process.

Our BSc degree courses in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Sciences are designed to create the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists, able to work in all stages of the drug development process as part of a multi-disciplinary research team. You’ll learn about drug discovery, formulation, making small molecule medicines and biologics as well as some of the cutting edge research that will feed into the pharmaceutical industry in the future.

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Why Choose Pharmacy at Queen's

Ranked in the top 100 in the World for Pharmacy

(QS World Rankings by subject 2020)
World-class learning experience

Ranked 2nd in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

Global opportunities

You will be taught by world-leading academics that are fully engaged with leading industrial partners tackling global health problems.

State-of-the-art facilities

The McClay Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences comprises of well-equipped pharmaceutical engineering, analytical, molecular biology, advanced microscopy, tissue culture and microbiology laboratories

Employment potential

Queens offer a global network of industry and research links through our world-leading academics, enabling graduates to be able to work in any aspect of drug product development

What is Pharmaceutical Science?

Pharmaceutical science is the study of the formulation, development and manufacture of new drugs.

What will I learn?

The BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree is designed to create students who are the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists, able to work in all stages of the drug development process as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.

Where will my degree take me?

Graduates may be involved in any aspect of drug product development and the School of Pharmacy has world-leading academics that are fully engaged with leading industrial partners tackling global health problems.

Academics teaching on our BSc degree programmes are leading subject experts and work with major multinational pharmaceutical companies. These include GSK, Eli Lilly, Teva, Astra Zeneca, Reckitt Benckiser, Almac, Capsugel, and many others.

What is Pharmaceutical Biotechnology?

Pharmacutical Biotechnology enables the discovery, development and manufacture of innovative products that have the potential to improve and extend life using biotechnological tools and techniques to enable the discovery, development and evolution of novel therapeutics and innovative drug delivery systems.

What will I learn? 

This course encompasses an understanding of therapeutic targets and the fundamental mechanisms and applications of biomolecules and novel drug delivery systems.

The BSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology course has been developed by a team of academic experts in consultation with industry and involves a broad syllabus founded on the principles underlying health and disease.

Where will my degree take me? 

The prospects of employment for a graduate with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree in the UK are high. Graduates can pursue careers in the Pharmaceutical and Medical devices industry. Opportunities also exist in areas relating to Research and Development, Manufacturing and supply, commercial or support functions.