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Careers in Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Are you fascinated by medicine and formulating cosmetics but not sure which course is right for you? If you've ever wondered where a degree in Pharmaceutical Science can take you, take a look at the careers our courses can lead to.

From working behind the scenes in laboratories formulating and regulating medicine and drugs to making your own cosmetics; now couldn’t be a more exciting time to study one of our  pharmaceutical sciences degrees.

Studying  Pharmacy, you could go on to become a...


Have a keen interest in medicine but don’t want to become a doctor? If so, this could be the career for you. You’ll be responsible for supplying medicines to patients and giving advice on correct dosage, explaining how to take prescribed drugs, and discussing any potential side effects.  As well as working as a community or hospital pharmacist, pharmacy graduates can also find opportunities in academia, in the pharmaceutical industry and with regulatory bodies. Our graduates have gone on to work for Boots, Lloyds and Well Pharmacy, NHS hospital trusts, primary care contractors, local commissioners, and within the global pharmaceutical industry.  Find out more.


Studying  Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science, you could go on to become a...

Pharmaceutical scientist or product development scientist

Obsessed with cosmetics and how they are made? A career in pharmaceutical and cosmetic science could be the career for you. This course is about the manufacture and creation of drugs and cosmetics, giving you the opportunity to enter two industries – the pharmaceutical industry or cosmetic industry. Our graduates have secured roles ranging from pharmaceutical scientists and product development scientists, to quality control managers in internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots.  Find out more.