Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences

Research how diseases develop. Investigate how certain medicines can enhance wellbeing. Directly benefit people's health. Learn how the skills and knowledge of drug production relate to the development, design, and evaluation of cosmetic products. Graduate and develop a fascinating and well-paid career.

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Courses we offer

Our courses are continually developed with up-to-date knowledge on the very best of current policy and practice, and allow you to benefit from a wide range of industry links with local and regional companies and organisations. Take a look below to find the right course for you.

Undergraduate courses

(MPharm) Pharmacy
Full-time

(MPharm) Pharmacy

Play a vital role in improving the health of patients. Become an expert in the design, development and therapeutic use of drugs. At Sunderland, we have been teaching pharmacy for almost 100 years, and we are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council's new standards for pharmacy education.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

Study life at molecular level. Utilise the latest technologies in genetics, chemistry, computation and analytical sciences. Access expertise and resources that are used by our long-standing Biomedical and Pharmaceutical programmes. Develop transferable skills you can apply in a range of employment situations. Graduate fully equipped to work in pharmaceutics, biological research and clinical and pathological sciences.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our BSc (Hons) Biohemistry course with an integrated foundation year. Study life at molecular level. Utilise the latest technologies in genetics, chemistry, computation and analytical sciences. Access expertise and resources that are used by our long-standing Biomedical and Pharmaceutical programmes. Develop transferable skills you can apply in a range of employment situations. Graduate fully equipped to work in pharmaceutics, biological research and clinical and pathological sciences.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry

Study small molecule drug discovery and design. Prepare for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or research institute. Be the next generation of chemical and pharmaceutical scientists. Experience a rich and diverse syllabus and learning experience. Benefit from industry and employer-relevant content.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry course with an integrated foundation year. Study small molecule drug discovery and design. Prepare for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or research institute. Be the next generation of chemical and pharmaceutical scientists. Experience a rich and diverse syllabus and learning experience. Benefit from industry and employer-relevant content.

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BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science

Work in the challenging field of drug discovery and development. Play a vital role in sustaining the health and wellbeing of our society. Grow your employability and gain real world experience with a 48-week placement. You could find yourself working with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science with an Integrated Foundation Year. Work in the challenging field of drug discovery and development. Play a vital role in sustaining the health and wellbeing of our society. Grow your employability and gain real world experience with a 48-week placement. You could find yourself working with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

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BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science

Do you want to be part of an industry that is constantly evolving and generates billions of pounds a year? Our Cosmetic Science course allows you to gain expertise in the formulation, manufacture, regulation and quality control of cosmetic fragrance and personal care products. Enhance your employability with a year-long paid industry placement and earn an average of £14,000-£18,000. Graduate fully equipped to work as a researcher or scientist for the cosmetics industry.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science course with an integrated foundation year. Gain expertise in the formulation and manufacture of cosmetic, fragrance and personal care products. Join an exciting and growing industry that offers creative and scientific careers and generates billions of pounds a year.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

Cosmetic science equipment
Full-time

MSc Cosmetic Science

Progress from our established BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science course or a related discipline such as chemical engineering or chemistry. Specialise in the higher-level knowledge and skills required by the cosmetics sector and become employable in it.

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MSc Clinical Pharmacy
Part-time

MSc Clinical Pharmacy

Play a critical role in the healthcare system and progress your career. This postgraduate qualification is designed for working pharmacists, and will enable you to qualify for higher grade posts such as band 7 and band 8a. The Sunderland Pharmacy School is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, and you’ll benefit from our 'world-leading' research in Pharmacy according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).  

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MSc Drug Discovery and Development
Full-time

MSc Drug Discovery and Development

Contribute to the discovery and development of drugs that could potentially save millions of lives. Take on practical projects which have previously involved collaborations with leading companies such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Helena Biosciences.

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MSc Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Formulations
Full-time

MSc Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Formulations

Develop your knowledge in drug delivery systems for large molecules such as proteins, genes and anticancer drugs that offer innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our society. Focus on nanotechnology, dosage forms, pharmacokinetics and statistical methods used in data analysis. Work alongside academics with broad research interests, including formulation of different dosage forms, pharmaceutical analysis, process chemistry, various drug discovery programmes, and drug delivery systems.

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Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP)
Full-time

PgDip/MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme

Already a qualified pharmacist outside the European Economic Area and are looking to qualify as a registered pharmacist in the UK? Earn your qualification in the only University in the North of England to offer an Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme that is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

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Full-time

Pharmacy Pre-registration Training Programme

This Continuing Professional Development course helps pre-registration pharmacists make the most of the pre-registration year and prepare for the registration exam.

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pharmacy
Full-time/Part-time

Clinical Pharmacy via Study Centres

Do you live in Hong Kong and want to study Clinical Pharmacy delivered by a respected UK university? This course covers the principles of clinical pharmacy and a range of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, dermatology, infections, dermatology, CNS, oncology and palliative care. A Masters qualification is highly sought after by employers and leads to professional progression and elevated levels of employment.

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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Medicine
Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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A book
Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Learn from qualified pharmacists

Staff within the Department of Pharmacy include qualified pharmacists and research scientists in biomedical science, chemistry, pharmacology, dermatology, pharmacy practice and clinical therapeutics. Research in Pharmacy at Sunderland has been described as 'world-leading' by the latest Research Excellence Framework. We have a long-standing Pharmacy School which was founded in 1921. As a student at the University of Sunderland, you'll benefit from our strong industry links with pharmaceutical companies, pharmacists, employers and the NHS.

 

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Develop your practice in high-tech facilities

Based at the Sciences Complex, City Campus, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities which have benefited from a multi-million-pound investment in new equipment for pharmaceutical sciences and related areas. We maintain academic relevance to industry and practice, and as a result, our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

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