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1 Year at College, 3 Years at University




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BSc (Hons)

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Bsc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Sciences

Regulatory Body

University of Sunderland

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Who is this course for?

This programme is run in partnership with the University of Sunderland, the qualification you will receive is awarded by the University of Sunderland

This course is suitable for those who have completed A level Chemistry and wish to progress to BSc (Hons) BioPharmaceutical Science.

There may be an option to transfer to the MPharm programme but you will need to seek advice and guidance with student finance.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You need to have studied A level Chemistry.

You also need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above, or an equivalent.

An average IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component is also accepted.

For full details please see University of Sunderland programme please click here.



What are the key things you'll learn?

The main subjects you will cover on this course are:


Topics include: molecular bonding theories, hybridisation of orbitals, isomerism, detailed studies of reaction mechanisms, factors affecting acid / base strength and pharmaceutical calculations.


Topics include: cell biology, molecules, cell division and genetics.


This will cover all of the body systems for example; skeletal and muscular systems, nervous system and reproductive systems.

The course also includes Mathematics and Statistics.

How you will learn

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles, to include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical sessions
  • Individual and group projects and presentations


Assessments will include:

  • Lab reports and practical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Essay writing
  • Presentations
  • Exams

Where could this course take you?

After successful completion of this course you will complete the remaining three years of your study at the University of Sunderland.

There may be an opportunity to use this extended programme as a route on to the MPharm course at the University of Sunderland. There are a limited number of places available and to be considered you will need to achieve at least 60% in all the modules, satisfy the Fitness to Practice requirements and complete an interview successfully.

What costs will you incur?

Tuition fee: £7,500 for 1st Year (with a fee reduction of £1200 for Sunderland College students) £9,000 pa thereafter.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, stationery and a scientific calculator.

The College will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), however, we would encourage you to purchase your own lab coat and safety glasses / goggles.

Textbooks and other reading material are available from the College Learning Centre and University libraries, but you may choose to purchase your own copies of key texts.

Other course costs: Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

There will be several visits to the University campus throughout the year.

You will be eligible to apply for a free local travel card for the first year of your studies.