Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science
Course code UBSCHPHSFT
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons) Pharm. Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 4 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 240
Coordinator Anthony Serracino Inglott
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
If you are a graduate, this course aims to take up the M.Pharm programme whereby the latter leads you to a degree in pharmacy. The course provides you the entry requirements needed to join the M. Pharm programme. You are encouraged to participate in our Erasmus+ mobility programme, as we believe that having a multicultural and diverse learning experience, with better knowledge of how international science faculties and pharmacies operate, will provide you with a more holistic academic journey. You will be able to demonstrate your new-found knowledge of pharmaceutical science through a chemistry project and in your application of pharmaceutical concepts and skills.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

(a) a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Chemistry

(b) a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in one of the following subjects: Biology, Computing, English, Philosophy, Physics and

(c) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics.

During the first year of the Course, accepted applicants are also required to undergo an occupational health assessment, as detailed in the Occupational Health Protocol approved by the Board, so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations, 2016.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
During the course, we will provide you with the knowledge to:

• develop basic skills required to be able to approach development of skills required in pharmacy within the local and the EU legal framework governing the production, supply and use of medicines.
• develop skills for the application of principles of chemistry and biological sciences to development, formulation and use of drugs.
• apply principles, skills and knowledge of good quality in the development and distribution of medicines.
• be able to safeguard patient safety.
• develop skills in scientific report writing and to develop research skills.
• develop a capacity for lifelong learning.
If you are oriented towards science and health care aspects with particular interest in chemistry and mathematics, then this is the ideal course intended for you.
Being in possession of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science degree will allow you to register for the course leading to the degree of the Master of Pharmacy (vide Bye-laws for M. Pharm course) which in turn gives you access to practice the profession.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the fourth year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 12 May 2022

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