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Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees abroad

Pharmaceutical sciences is the study of medicines and their effects on the human body. It is a multidisciplinary field encompassing aspects of biology, chemistry, toxicology, engineering, and physiology.

As a pharmaceutical sciences student, you’ll learn about every stage of the drug development process, from design and formulation, through to testing and manufacturing. You’ll explore how human health can be improved through the administration of medicine, and contribute towards pioneering research that could transform the lives of others.

Humans across the globe rely on the work of pharmaceutical scientists for their everyday health and wellbeing. By studying abroad, you’ll gain an appreciation of just how vital the pharmaceutical industry is. You’ll see how health needs and pharmaceutical practices differ across cultures, giving you a more thorough understanding of the field.

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Pharmaceutical Sciences program structure

There are plenty of options when it comes to studying pharmaceutical sciences. Completing a BSc over a minimum of three years is the most common route taken by students. Most bachelor’s programs will also include a sandwich year between the second and final years of study so that students can get useful industry insight and experience. As such, it’s not uncommon for undergraduate degrees to last upwards of four years.

If you decide to study in the US, you’ll select pharmaceutical sciences as your four-year major. In line with the country’s liberal arts system, you’ll work on your general education for the first two years of your program, before focusing entirely on pharmaceutical sciences-specific modules in the final half of your degree.

Once you’ve gained your BSc, you can enroll in a research-focused postgraduate course. After finishing an MSc in pharmaceutical sciences over one or two years, you can progress onto a PhD course, which usually takes around five years to complete.

Pharmaceutical sciences programs aim to provide you with the theoretical and practical expertise required to forge a successful career in the field. As such, you’ll likely be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, and labs.

Although universities around the world will offer different elective modules, most pharmaceutical sciences programs will cover these core areas:

  • Fundamentals of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Scientific skills and methods in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Drug structure
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Drug design
  • Infection and immunity
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing and control

Types of pharmaceutical sciences degrees

Pharmaceutical Sciences study abroad programs

Pharmaceutical sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in pharmaceutical sciences

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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - BPharm RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,031 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,240 AUD

    Start date
    February
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    Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - BSc (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,356 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - BSc University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,616 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - BS University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,469 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,469 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,940 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Pharmaceutical sciences graduate programs

Master's in pharmaceutical sciences

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    Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,953 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc Rowan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,364 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,130 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc Nova Southeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,070 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,070 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences

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    Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Future pharmaceutical sciences careers

Pharmaceutical sciences is a fast-growing and ever-changing field. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing by working in roles across research, healthcare, academia, and government.

Most graduates go on to have a rewarding and fulfilling career in some of these positions:

  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Pharmaceutical sales manager
  • Medicines adviser
  • Science journalist

It’s important to remember that a degree in pharmaceutical sciences does not qualify you to practice as a pharmacist. To gain legal certification as a pharmacist, you’ll need to have a bachelor of pharmacy (BPharm) degree, as well as a master of pharmacy (MPharm) degree.

If you’re unsure of how to land your dream job, talk to your University’s career advice service. They’ll be able to help you with everything from improving your CV, to securing work experience opportunities.