Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences at University of Nottingham Malaysia School of Pharmacy

UK Top Ranked Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Degree Course at University of Nottingham Malaysia School of Pharmacy

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Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, formulation science and the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics. The BSc in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry. For students after SPM or O-Levels who are interested in this course, they can enter into the Foundation in Science also offered at the top ranked University of Nottingham Malaysia.

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Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Degree at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has been granted Self-Accrediting Status by Ministry of Education (MOE) through the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has been granted Self-Accrediting Status by Ministry of Education (MOE) through the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)

Established in 1925, the School of Pharmacy is at the forefront of academic development and progress. Our teaching staff are at the leading edge of scientific and healthcare developments and we have a long and distinguished research history.

University of Nottingham was rated as top in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise and are consistently ranked as the UK’s top pharmacy school.

The quality of our teaching was graded excellent during the last UK Quality Assurance Agency audit and in 2007 we received The Queen’s Award for Industry in Innovation – one of the UK’s highest corporate honours – for significantly enhancing the development of new medicines.

Our pharmacy degree was the first programme in Malaysia to hold full accreditation by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain/General Pharmaceutical Council (UK).

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Dexter Leong, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Degree from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Our research-active staff include academics from Nottingham’s UK Campus and institutions and governmental organisations from within the UK, Malaysia and across the globe. Their collective expertise spans areas such as natural product chemistry, computational chemistry, drug delivery and pharmacy practice. This strongly informs our teaching and enables lecture materials to be drawn from the forefront of science.

All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of one of the many vacation work experience placements we secure each year. Practising community, hospital and industrial pharmacists contribute to teaching at both campuses and visiting pharmacy and biomedical sciences academics from the UK Campus also deliver lectures, workshops and practical classes. This will provide you with an invaluable insight into the profession of pharmacy.

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and drug therapy. It is a professional role requiring in-depth knowledge from a broad range of chemical, biological and professional disciplines. Pharmacy requires a range of skills and knowledge from disease-causing micro-organisms, synthesis and manufacture of drugs, and actions of drugs in the body, to professional aspects such as dispensing and ethics.

How you are taught

You will experience an integrated range of teaching and learning styles – from traditional lectures and tutorials to practical classes and workshops. Our courses develop a range of transferable skills, with the ability to work to the highest professional and ethical standards. A supportive environment is essential for your development and you will be allocated a personal tutor to help with personal and academic issues. We also have a Learning Community Forum that provides an opportunity for you to discuss course-related issues with academic staff.

Career prospects

Pharmaceutical scientists are central to the discovery and development of new drug entities, formulation science and the design of novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics. Our BSc in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences puts you in an ideal position to pursue a career in Malaysia’s burgeoning RM1.4 billion pharmaceutical industry.

Graduates can embark on a range of careers including: research managers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical or biotechnology industries; academics in institutions of higher education; medical sales and marketing; scientific writing, and other appointments which require a general science background.

Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

The 3-year BSc programme is distinct from the MPharm degree. You will study core modules delivered by the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Biosciences, as well as optional modules from both inside and outside of the Faculty of Science. For example, in the final year you can take advanced modules in areas such as drug discovery, drug design and molecular pharmacology, as well as optional modules in areas such as business, entrepreneurship and marketing.

A Level

BBB, with grade B in chemistry and 2 other science subjects, such as biology, physics or mathematics

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level including chemistry and 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level

STPM

B+B+B in chemistry and 2 other science subjects or mathematics

UEC

2 As (including chemistry) and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects (including biology, mathematics or physics), excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 including chemistry, mathematics and physics

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)

88% average based on 6 subjects including chemistry, mathematics and other science subjects

College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with Grade B in mathematics and two science subjects (biology and chemistry) plus, a score of 1200 in SATr and 650,650,650 in SAT Subject Tests or 4,4,4 in Advanced Placement Tests. SAT Subject Tests and AP papers must include biology and chemistry. Students taking group B subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Advance Placement (AP)

Students who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests

Diploma – Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation – Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation

Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme with no failed modules

In addition to the  entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants’ personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS:

IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT):

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

GCE A Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

SPM:

grade B+
1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC:

grade B3

MUET:

Band 4

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):

4 points

IB English B HL:

4 points

IB English B SL:

5 points

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Year one Subjects for the Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

Typical core modules

  • Biochemistry: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Genes and Cells
  • Human Physiology
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
  • Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics 1: Physiochemical Science and Medicines Design

Year Two Subjects for the Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

Typical core modules

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Spectroscopy
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics 2: Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
    Neurobiology of Disease

You may also take a selection of approved optional modules offered by other schools in the University.

Year Three Subjects for the Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Commercialisation in Biotechnolgy
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Project

Typical optional modules

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Business Strategy
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbes and You
  • Microbial Mechanisms of food Brone Disease
  • Molecular Pharming and Biotechnology
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Technology and Organisation