Dr Lorna Lancaster - Programme Leader
Lorna Lancaster is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science and is a specialist in alternative antibiotics and vaccines. Her research interests centre around alternative antimicrobials. In particular, she is interested in bacteriocins - toxins produced by a strain of bacteria to kill other like strains of bacteria. Her work aims to determine the function, activity, stability, and inhibition of these toxins by using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Industry Visits and Placements
There may be opportunities to visit pharmaceutical companies and to learn from industrial scientists and leading experts through a programme of guest lectures. These costs are covered by the University.
Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
This course aims to prepare graduates for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Roles exist in industrial, commercial, and academic research, and in development roles within the medical, cosmetic, and food industry. Graduates may also opt to undertake careers in scientific sales and marketing, science journalism, or education. Some graduates choose to undertake further study at postgraduate level.
"The time I spent in the laboratory enhanced my research and manual skills in the areas of synthetic and analytical chemistry."Magda Krupczak, BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science graduate
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