Chinese graduates opt to continue postgraduate degrees at School of Pharmacy


Students from China have enjoyed their time at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) so much that many staying on to complete a Masters.

More than 30 students completed a degree in BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science, which sees them spend the first two years at their home university in China, before coming to DMU for the final year of study.

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The degree is globally recognised and taught by expert academics at DMU many of whom are also involved in research. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Pharmacy.
Mengzhu Chen and Dingbang Hu were part of a 33-strong cohort from partner universities in China who graduated at The Venue@DMU. After summer they will begin their Master’s in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology to improve further their technical and analytical knowledge.

For Xiaoyu Wang the day was made even more special as her father flew over from China to see her cross the stage and collect her degree (pictured below). “It is very different in China,” she explained. “Only students are invited, no parents or friends.”

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Many students are continuing their studies at Master’s level around the UK while Zezhang Zhang is heading back to China to work as a pharmaceutical analyst.
Mengzhu said: “It is different to university in China, so friendly. We have plenty of support from our teachers who are very hard working. Leicester is a good city, it is quick to walk everywhere.”

Dingbang added: “We are busy with studies but we go out and enjoy Leicester. I am happy to be staying at DMU.”

DMU welcomes students from all around the world

Information for Chinese students about life at DMU

Hear from Wendy, a student from China's Ocean University, who is studying at DMU

Carol Greenway, Head of International for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences said: “It has been a pleasure to welcome all international students and particularly our Chinese friends to graduation this year.

"This Chinese cohort of 39 students, into Pharmaceutical Science is our first large cohort from China into the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences we look forward to maintaining and growing our expanding relationships in China. Congratulations to all the students who graduated in 2017!”

Posted on Friday 18th August 2017

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