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Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences FdSc: After you graduate

Careers and progression

Graduates will be well-prepared for jobs in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries. For example, in community or hospital pharmacies, graduates could find employment as assistants or trainee technicians. In the pharmaceutical industry, graduates will be prepared for laboratory-based roles or as medical representatives.

Successful completion of the course will also allow you to transfer to Year 2 of the pharmacy, chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry undergraduate masters courses (subject to meeting the required levels of attainment). Further study opens up opportunities to become a registered pharmacist or to enter a career in research for new drugs and medicines.

Examples of graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Scientist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Optical assistant/dispenser
  • Marketing research
  • Medical publisher
  • Quality control analyst
  • Drug safety associate
  • Research assistant
  • Clinical trial project manager
  • Strategic alliance manager

Employers

  • Parallel Drug Imports
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Braun Medical
  • St George's Hospital
  • EH Lilly
  • NHS
  • King Opticians
  • Alcontrol Lab
  • Nemaura Pharma Ltd
  • Quotient BioResearch
  • Syngenta
  • Medtrack

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