This extended course offers a way to obtain a BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science for people who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the degree. If you pass the first year, you will move on campus to continue your degree studies.
Alternatively, there may be an opportunity to use this Joint Scheme of Extended Programmes Science - BioPharmaceutical Science pathway course as a route on to our Master in Pharmacy (MPharm) course. There are a limited number of places available for progression onto the Mpharm route and to be eligible for consideration you will need to achieve at least 60% in all the modules, satisfy the Fitness to Practice requirements and complete an interview successfully.
The entry requirement for this preparatory course is an A level (or equivalent) in chemistry and three passes at GCSE grade C, including Maths and English, or the equivalent.
This compares with the 260 UCAS points required for direct entry on to the BioPharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) programme, and the 320 - 300 UCAS points required for direct entry on to the MPharm.
The first year of this course is based at Sunderland College. The College is a world-class provider of education and its science curriculum has been awarded Grade 1 status. You will receive a thorough grounding in chemistry, biology and physiology as well as covering essential maths topics.
If you complete the year successfully, you then progress to our City Campus at the University of Sunderland.
Students and staff talk about the BioPharmecuetical Science course at the University of Sunderland: