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Pharmaceutical Management BSc Hons 3 years full-time MAKING KNOWLEDGE WORK
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BSc Hons 3 years full-time
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Pharmaceutical Management

Dean of the School of Life Sciences Professor Barry Winn BSc PhD Glas., MCOptom

School of Pharmacy Head of Department Professor Brenda Costall BPharm PhD DSc Brad.

Course Co-ordinator Dr John A Smith BPharm PhD Lond. MRPharmS

Admissions Tutor Dr Michael C Bonner BSc PhD Belfast MPSNI MRPharmS

Please address all enquiries to:

Dr Michael C Bonner Admissions Tutor Pharmaceutical Management School of Pharmacy University of Bradford Richmond Road Bradford BD7 1DP

Tel: 01274 234712 Fax: 01274 235600 Email: m.bonner@bradford.ac.uk Website: www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/pharmacy

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The BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical Management

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Special features

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Course content

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Your questions answered

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Admission

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Course structure diagram

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Your career in pharmaceutical management

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A graduate view

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The student view

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The University campus

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The City of Bradford

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How to find us

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THE BSc HONOURS IN

PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT

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Our BSc in Pharmaceutical Management, a unique course in the UK, combines pharmaceutical science with studies in management techniques and an optional European language. The innovative programme provides students with a flexible and exciting opportunity to combine scientific and management skills that will satisfy a range of rewarding careers in either the pharmaceutical industry or healthcare services.

The aim of the course is to provide graduates with the skills to take up positions as ‘scientifically-aware’ managers within the pharmaceutical or related industries. On completion of the degree you will have significant skills in science and management, while taking one of the languages offered could give a European dimension to your future career options. High graduate employment in areas of marketing, health care and retail management, reflects the breadth of knowledge and the wide range of skills provided by the course.

With the NHS being the largest employer in the country and the UK pharmaceutical industry being one of the most successful in the world, the opportunities for graduates with good management skills and a breadth of knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences are wide and varied. Within the pharmaceutical industry, scientists may undertake management roles

and responsibilities without necessarily any feel for the financial or human aspects of their work, or alternatively other graduates may be qualified managers, but have little appreciation for the scientific nature or

constraints for their product. The aim of the Pharmaceutical Management programme is to provide you with skills in both areas aanndd to develop those personal qualities that are vital to an effective management culture.

2 SPECIAL FEATURES ● TOP RATED DEPARTMENT ● UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT ●
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SPECIAL FEATURES

TOP RATED DEPARTMENT

UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

COURSE FLEXIBILITY

FOCUS ON IT SKILLS

LANGUAGE OPTION

A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

ON IT SKILLS ● LANGUAGE OPTION ● A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TOP RATED DEPARTMENT The School of
ON IT SKILLS ● LANGUAGE OPTION ● A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TOP RATED DEPARTMENT The School of
ON IT SKILLS ● LANGUAGE OPTION ● A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TOP RATED DEPARTMENT The School of

TOP RATED DEPARTMENT

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Bradford is the ideal choice for studying for a Pharmaceutical Management degree. In the latest Teaching Quality Assessment, the School of Pharmacy was awarded the top grade of ‘excellent’, indicating that your learning experience will be of the highest quality. In addition, a significant proportion of your studies will be undertaken at the University’s internationally renowned School of Management.

UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

The course is unique in the UK and is ideal for anyone interested in a scientific, health- related degree that offers routes into management.

If you want a challenging career in either of the areas of health care or management, then Pharmaceutical Management is an excellent choice.

If you do not have the necessary science qualifications for direct entry to the first year, you can apply via the Science Foundation Year course.

COURSE FLEXIBILITY

Pharmaceutical Science is concerned with the science underpinning drugs and medicines. It involves physiology and the effects of drugs on the human body, drug chemistry and medicine formulation. You may focus on one or more of these different aspects and will also be introduced to disciplines concerned with marketing, organisational psychology, economics and resource planning.

Importantly, you’ll also develop good communication, team working, time management and leadership skills.

Our degree course is designed to give you considerable flexibility of choice. After the first year you can build on your personal strengths and interests for the second and final years. In consultation with your tutors, you choose the balance between the specific scientific and managerial components of your course and decide whether or not to include or develop further

language studies. Finally, the course offers the option of a year out on industrial placement between the second and final year. This valuable practical experience with either a major pharmaceutical company or NHS hospital will improve your understanding of final-year material and enhance your employability.

FOCUS ON IT SKILLS

By the end of the degree you will be able to make full use of information technology, including areas such as data retrieval, manipulation and presentation and e-commerce.

LANGUAGE OPTION

In addition, you may choose to study a European language. With increasing globalisation in commerce the ability to communicate in another language will widen your opportunities even further.

A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

With an intake of around 30 undergraduate students per year, you can be sure of a close-knit group and an atmosphere conducive to serious but enjoyable study. Should you have any problems, your personal tutor will be on hand to help out.

The course is designed on a modular basis with the academic year divided into two semesters. In each semester you study six modules (or equivalent), twelve in a year, making a total of thirty-six modules over the three years of the course. With advice from your personal and year tutors, you can choose your own pathway through the course. This will be dependent on your initial qualifications, the selection of appropriate modules that are obligatory prerequisites for modules in later years, and timetabling restrictions.

SCIENCE FOUNDATION YEAR

If you do not have adequate science qualifications for direct entry to the first year of the course, then you can apply to our Science Foundation Year. This will give you a basic grounding in subjects such as chemistry and biology that you will need before progressing to the first year of the course.

WHAT ARE THE MODULE CHOICES?

Your initial module choices in the first year will determine your eventual pathway through the course. At the outset, you will choose a pharmaceutical science pathway. Most students select biology- or chemistry-based science modules on the basis of their previous experience. If you have biology and chemistry at GCE A level (or equivalent) you may be able to choose science modules of either type. In addition, you will take four management modules and two in communication skills.

In the second year you will continue with your pharmaceutical science pathway and choose further management modules dependent on your first-year choices. You will also take core modules in ‘Statistics’ and ‘Career and Personal Development’. If you wish to pursue a language in the second year, French, German or Spanish is offered at beginner, post-GCSE level or post-GCE A level.

Your module choices in the final year will consolidate your science and management pathways according to your personal strengths and career aspirations. In addition, you will undertake an extended piece of work in the form of a dissertation. This will enable you to develop your skills in critical analysis and produce a professional presentation that you might like to present to prospective employers.

FIRST YEAR

Pharmaceutical science modules In the first year, you take six modules devoted to the fundamentals of pharmaceutical sciences. These include:

Cell biology, Pharmaceutical microbiology The Cell biology module covers the structure and function of cells and tissues and the concepts of gene structure. Pharmaceutical microbiology outlines the properties of microbes that are relevant to pharmaceutical sciences. You are also introduced to basic laboratory techniques used in microbiology.

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Biochemistry 1, Human anatomy and physiology Students choosing a biological pathway take Biochemistry 1 as an introductory course to the physicochemical principles of biochemistry. You also begin to consider the physiology of major body systems such as the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Changes to these systems that occur in disease states are also covered.

Pharmaceutical chemistry, Product technology 1 For students choosing a chemical pathway, a first semester module introduces organic and physical chemistry, with particular relevance to pharmaceutical products. You will study features of organic chemistry, essential to drug action, in more depth in the second semester. Product technology 1 examines the use of microbes to make pharmaceutically useful materials, such as vaccines and antibiotics.

Key skills Communication skills There are two core modules on communication skills in the first year. These modules are intended to develop your written and oral communication skills, the use of information technology and to assess your use of your Personal Development file for your learning. Teamwork skills are also developed in these modules through small task-based group work. These skills are all vital in the competitive market for employment.

COURSE CONTENT

I was always interested in

healthcare management and the

business side rather than the actual research.

It gives you a perspective into the research and

management side of the

pharmaceutical industry.

Slava Kovalchuk Final year BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management

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Management modules You will take four modules that are devoted to the fundamentals of management. Current modules include:

Business economics This is an introduction to key economic concepts. With subjects such as ‘globalisation’ and ‘perfect competition and monopoly’ you are encouraged to develop an awareness of key economic policy debates from the perspective of business decision makers.

Production/operations management concepts 1 (POM concepts 1) This module introduces you to the role of production/operations management within an organisation. Topics such as ‘delivery system management’, ‘operating system design’ and ‘product service design and variety’ will enable you to understand the need for addressing management problems in a structured manner.

Organisational psychology, Foundations of marketing In these two modules you examine the behaviour of people at work and the behaviour of consumers. You will

consider how psychological theories can be applied in practice and be introduced to the concepts and principles of marketing. Alternatively, you may study Foundations of accounting as an alternative to Organisational psychology.

SECOND YEAR

Pharmaceutical science modules From the second year onwards, pharmaceutical science pathways are normally based upon either biology oorr chemistry. The most popular choices are outlined below:

Introduction to pharmacology, Systematic pharmacology 2, Immunology and immunopathology Modules in the biological pathway carry forward the knowledge of physiological systems gained in the first year and examine the effect of drug action on the major physiological systems of the body. Additionally, you may study one module examining the immune system.

Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmaceutical biochemistry These modules in the chemistry pathway include topics such as the principles of biochemistry and the study of how drugs interact with the body’s metabolic pathways. You are also introduced to the principles of nucleic acid and protein synthesis.

Dosage form design, Product technology 2 In Dosage form design you consider the physicochemical properties of materials, and how these properties affect the formulation of medicines. The principles of pharmaceutical processing and solid dosage form production are also considered.

Health, society and pharmacy In this module you will be introduced to medical sociology, healthcare policy and health promotion.

Key skills Two core modules are taken in the second year, Career and Personal Development and Statistics. The first of these modules is provided by the careers department within the University of Bradford and develops your expertise in employment application including CV preparation skills, interview technique and understanding of psychometric testing. The latter module introduces you to the critical evaluation of pharmaceutical data and develops your skills in numeracy.

Management modules You may choose four management modules from a number of options based upon your preference and progress. This may include the following modules:

Marketing management and strategy, Marketing communications These modules build on the earlier marketing module. You consider the full range of marketing management and strategy frameworks and the role of integrated marketing communications. Using case studies you will begin to apply marketing management and strategic concepts to practical business situations.

Psychology at work, Customer behaviour In Psychology at work issues such as recruitment, training and development of employees are studied. Customer behaviour examines factors affecting consumer behaviour and the process of decision making. These concepts will then be placed in the context of marketing management.

Resource planning Themes introduced in POM concepts 1, such as quality management and capacity management, will be extended, and the application of operations management in both manufacturing and service environments will be explored.

Language modules You may choose to take two optional language modules, one in each semester. The languages currently available are French, German and Spanish. These may be taken at a level corresponding to beginner, post-GCSE or post-GCE A level.

AN INTERCALATED YEAR IN WORK Between the second and third year of the course, you may opt for a year out in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital service or other related industries. About 20% of Pharmaceutical Management students take this opportunity each year in a major pharmaceutical company or NHS hospital. This valuable experience provides you with numerous opportunities to put the concepts and theories learnt in the first two years into

practice and enables you to enter the

final year with much greater confidence.

See page 13 for the experiences of one of our students who did a placement year.

FINAL YEAR

Pharmaceutical science modules As in the second year you select science modules based upon either biology or chemistry pathways according to your earlier preferences.

Pathological basis of medicine, Care of the young, Common diseases and their treatment These biologically-based modules consider a range of topics, such as the effect of disease on physiological systems, paediatric medicine and a study of minor ailments and their remedies.

Medicinal chemistry, Drug discovery and design, Product technology 3 In the chemistry-based modules you examine areas such as mechanisms of drug action at a molecular/biochemical level, a study of how therapeutically active molecules may be developed into superior derivatives and more sophisticated formulations such as tablets designed to provide slow-release of drugs.

Project management for pharmaceutical development, Drug regulations, Clinical data management These modules, developed with pharmaceutical industry managers, bring together the disciplines of pharmaceutical science and

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management. Project management for pharmaceutical development examines the stages involved in the development of a new drug with emphasis on cost minimisation. In Drug regulations the systems and procedures for the regulatory control of drugs are studied. Clinical data management examines how data on the efficacy of drugs is collated and evaluated.

Key skills In the third year, you will write an independent dissertation on a topic chosen with your supervisor. This takes the form of an extended essay or project report; it is equivalent to two modules and runs throughout the whole year.

Management modules Your choice of management modules in the third year will build upon those studied in previous years. A wide range of options include: Retail marketing, where the fundamental concepts of marketing are applied to various retail sectors; Human resource management, where the organisation and deployment of personnel is studied; and E- commerce, which is the study of business transactions carried out via the World Wide Web. See pages 8 and 9 (course structure diagram) for current range of management modules.

Language modules You may take two further language modules, as in the second year of the course.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?

Each module on the course represents 100 hours of study time of which up to 40 hours is taken up by formal teaching, which may be lectures, laboratory classes or tutorials – depending on the nature of the module. You are then expected to complete the remainder of the 100 hours by private study, completion of coursework and directed reading. The content of some modules continues on from previous modules, and these can only be taken if you have satisfactorily completed the appropriate prerequisite module. Other modules are classed as ‘double’ modules, which carry double the weighting. Those modules which develop key skills (such as Communication skills or Career and personal development), are compulsory and must be taken by every student.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

Each module is normally assessed during the semester in which it is taught. Transfer to the second and third years of the programme is dependent upon successful completion of the previous year. Your module marks in the second and third years will then contribute to your final degree classification.

The form of assessment varies between modules: most modules use a combination of end-of-semester examinations (either short answer, multiple choice or essay questions) and coursework such as practical reports, computer assignments or essays. Modules based on transferable skills may also be assessed by an individual or group presentation. A dissertation, a report of approximately 6,000 words, forms a substantial component of the final-year assessment. Your degree

award, therefore, is based on a mixture of assessment styles giving a reliable indication of your all-round ability.

WHAT IF I HAVE DIFFICULTIES?

At the beginning of the course, you will be allocated to a member of academic staff who acts as your personal tutor throughout the course. Your tutor will give you advice on any problems which you may have that affect your studies.

If appropriate, they will direct you to

the specialist welfare resources of the University to ensure that serious problems can be dealt with so that they have the minimum effect on your studies.

Personal tutors also monitor your use of

a ‘Personal Development File’, which

assists you with your learning process and helps develop your transferable skills to strengthen your academic and career development. In addition, a year tutor is assigned to each year group of Pharmaceutical Management students, to assist them with module selection and progress, and offer a further listening ear should you need someone to turn to for advice.

Since the BSc in Pharmaceutical Management is a broad-based Honours degree programme, we particularly welcome

Since the BSc in Pharmaceutical Management is a broad-based Honours degree programme, we particularly welcome applications from students with a mix of subjects, although a science component is necessary.

If you are taking the new Curriculum 2000 qualifications you must offer at least one science GCE Advanced level (preferably chemistry or biology) plus a combination of other A and AS levels. In any case, English language and mathematics are required at GCSE, grade C or above. Our normal offer is 240 points (C,C,C).

You can also qualify with a BTEC in a physical or biological science, with one distinction in a relevant subject, plus at least four merits. If you are taking a 12- Unit VCE Double Award in Science, you will need a grade A overall. Other acceptable qualifications include five C grades or above in Scottish Highers or the Irish Leaving Certificate. Scottish and Irish candidates should ideally offer two passes in science subjects. International Baccalaureate candidates should offer at least one group 3 (experimental science) subject at the higher level.

We are also happy to consider applications from mature applicants, especially those with some relevant management or pharmaceutical experience. Entrance to the course is also possible via the Bradford Science Foundation Year course, which is

ADMISSION Admissions Tutor Dr Michael C Bonner

ADMISSION

Pharmaceutical Management School of Pharmacy University of Bradford Richmond Road Bradford BD7 1DP

Tel: 01274 234712 Fax: 01274 235600 Email: m.bonner@bradford.ac.uk Website: www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/pharmacy

especially suitable for those students with arts and humanities GCE A-level subjects. In any case, if you have any questions on your qualifications or course content, you are most welcome to contact the Admissions Tutor for further information.

Students with disabilities The Department has always encouraged applications from students with disabilities, whose applications are considered on the same academic grounds as are applied to all candidates. We make special provisions to provide a suitable learning environment wherever possible. When you enquire we will try to arrange an interview for you with a specialist from our Disability Office to discuss your particular requirements. You will receive information about our facilities, and on the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). For more information, help and advice, please contact the Disability Office. Tel: 01274 233739 Minicom: 01274 235094 Fax: 01274 235340 Email: disabilities@bradford.ac.uk

ADMISSIONS POLICY

We expect to admit twenty to thirty students each year. Our offers are made on the basis of the information on your UCAS form. If we intend making you an offer, you are invited to a Departmental Open Day to give you the opportunity to meet some of the

staff, look at the facilities and the campus and talk to current students.

You are also welcome to come to Bradford before you apply. University Open Days are held around Easter, in July and September and we will gladly provide information on these.

Applications for our course must be made through UCAS. The UCAS code for Bradford is BBRRAADDFF BB5566 and the course code for Pharmaceutical Management is BB22NN22 BBSScc//PPMM ((22000022 eennttrryy)),, BB22NN11 BBSScc//PPMM ((22000011 eennttrryy))

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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM

How often do you hear people say I have studied

accounting, economics,

marketing,

SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY, psychology,

immunology,

pharmacology,

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY,

physiology,

dosage form design, and French all under one degree title!

Nabila Akram

Final year BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management

Biology-based

modules

Chemistry-based

modules

Pharmaceutical

management

modules

Management

modules

Key skills

Language

modules

Choose four modules, in addition to the two core modules, from:

Choose four modules, in addition to the two core modules, from:

FIRST YEAR

Biochemistry 1 Human anatomy and physiology (double module)

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Cell biology Pharmaceutical microbiology

Introduction to pharmaceutical chemistry Pharmaceutical analysis Pharmaceutical chemistry 3 Product technology 1

Business economics Foundations of marketing Production/operations management concepts 1 EEiitthheerr:: Organisational psychology OOrr:: Foundations of accounting 1

Communication skills 1 and 2 (2 modules)

Four to six modules from:

Four to six modules from:

SECOND YEAR

Introduction to pharmacology Systematic pharmacology 2 (double module) Immunology and immunopathology

Dosage form design Fundamentals of pharmaceutical biochemistry Pharmaceutical biochemistry and analysis Pharmaceutical chemistry 4 Product technology 2 Toxicology

Health, society and pharmacy

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Business finance Customer behaviour Management of service operations Marketing communications

Career and personal development Statistics and experimental design

Marketing management and strategy Psychology at work Resource planning

French, German or Spanish (beginner, post-GCSE or post-GCE A level)

(up to 2 modules) optional – you may take additional science modules instead

A total of 12 modules must be selected each year

Possibility of an intercalated year in a work placement in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital service or other related industries

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FINAL YEAR

 

Care of the young Common diseases and their treatment (double module) Pathological basis of medicine (double module) Travel medicine

Four to six modules from:

Drug discovery and design Medicinal chemistry 1 Product technology 3

Clinical data management Drug regulations and quality assurance Medicines management Project management for pharmaceutical development

 

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E-commerce Human resource management: relations and reward Human resource management: resourcing and development International business environment International business strategy

POM concepts for world class operations Retail and services marketing Social philosophy Understanding strategic management

Dissertation (2 modules)

French, German or Spanish: advanced level, or a second language

(up to 2 modules) optional – you may take additional science or management modules instead

YOUR CAREER IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT

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Im still getting invited for

interviews, for jobs

I applied for months ago!

Damien Bove 2000 graduate, now working as a Research Assistant at Covance Consultant Practice in Leeds

This course will provide you with a mix of knowledge and skills ideal for a career in management positions within the pharmaceutical, biotechnological or other health-related industries. You will be more suited to management teams in these industries than graduates qualified only in either science or management.

The pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food industries in the UK are expanding, and recruit graduates from a variety of backgrounds. The mix of skills on the course means that you will have a unique contribution to make to management teams in these areas.

In addition, new concepts in the management of healthcare provision are being introduced in the NHS and in the private sector. This course will provide opportunities to enter health management both in hospitals and in the community. The inclusion of language study will allow you to take full advantage of the opportunities available throughout the European Union.

You should note, however, that the course does not lead to a professional qualification as a pharmacist.

As a graduate you could find yourself involved in clinical trials for a new medicine, assisting in product development at any stage of the research and development programme, working in drug regulation or marketing departments. A fast-expanding area is in

the field of management of healthcare provision, both within and outside the National Health Service. Hospitals are developing management services devoted to the delivery of cost-effective healthcare services. Other management careers are possible within the Civil Service (for example, the Department of Health) or in the European Commission.

Students who have undertaken the industrial placement year in work have

been particularly successful in gaining good jobs following graduation. Two Pharmaceutical Management students

in recent years have won outstanding

awards for being among the best placement students at two major pharmaceutical companies in their year.

The majority of our recent graduates have taken jobs in the pharmaceutical

industry in such areas as clinical trials, drug regulations, quality assurance, medical sales and marketing, pharmaceutical advertising and retail management. Some have obtained positions in private and NHS hospitals whilst others have pursued careers based on their management skills in banking, insurance, stock trading and sales management. A few graduates have pursued further training at the Master’s level in physiotherapy, education, human resource management, marketing and computing.

A 1999 survey of Pharmaceutical

Management graduates showed that their average starting salary in their first job was over £16,800.

Damien Bove

2000 graduate, now working as a Research Assistant at Covance Consultant Practice in Leeds

I haven’t been here that long but it’s a really great job. My role involves researching all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry including scientific and market-based research and I then present my findings to consultants.

The knowledge gained from my degree is definitely an advantage, especially the science side. It’s quite amazing how much of what I learnt has come in useful, even in new areas which I haven’t covered in depth before, I have found I’ve had a head start so I’m not learning it from scratch.

My job also involves an amount of strategic planning so the business side of the degree comes in very useful there.

I’m currently studying with the Open University for an MSc in the Frontiers of Medical Science and the knowledge I gained from my degree has prepared me very well for this further study.

The varied nature of the course meant that when I finished my degree there were lots of career opportunities open to me. Personally I wanted to keep involved in the science side of things, but there are loads of jobs out there. I’m still getting invited for interviews, for jobs I applied for months ago!

I did a placement year in my degree for

Glaxo SmithKline, which was really useful in preparing me for employment

and I would recommend any student to take the placement option if they can. The year out also helped to keep everything fresh and helped me enjoy my final year.

I also received a Silver Impact Award

from Glaxo SmithKline for my placement year, which acted as a big boost to my career.

Bradford is a great place to go to University. You’ve got to make sure you get involved in University life and really make the most of it. There’s loads to do and I even managed to join the canoe and squash clubs, which were great ways of integrating with other students. Bradford is definitely a growing area, particularly up near the campus and Leeds is really close by as well.

The workload on the course was never too bad for me and I never had to struggle too much. There was of course some intense revision for my finals and some of the modules on the course do require a lot of reading.

The staff were excellent, you couldn’t hope for more friendly people. A definite big thumbs up from me!

I would definitely recommend it to

anyone, it’s a really useful course.

A GRADUATE VIEW

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THE STUDENT VIEW

Nabila Akram

Final year BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management

One of the things which most appealed

to me about this course was the

different routes you can choose within the course. I’m not the type of person who likes to stick to just one thing, so the variation is great.

At the end of this year I have a place at

Leeds where I will be doing my PGCE and then I’ll hopefully go on to be a science teacher. I know that because of the variety of the course, if for any reason that idea doesn’t work out, I can always go into another, related field.

One of the most useful modules was career and personal development, where you are taught how to create the tailored CV that was guaranteed to get you your goal! This subject is a really good preparation for real life work. Before this course I could never have stood up in front of a group to give a presentation, but I now feel quite confident doing that.

Personally I’ve concentrated on the

biology side as I hope to teach biology

A level. But how often do you hear

people say I have studied accounting, economics, social philosophy, psychology, marketing, immunology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, physiology, dosage form design, and French … all under one degree title!

I have also been involved in planning a conference, completed a student tutoring scheme (which is run by the

University), and have also been a

summer school assistant.

There have been many instances where

I have been involved in group projects;

these prepare you for project development in pharmaceutical

industries. Our coursework was based on major companies such as Direct Line, Roche Pharmaceuticals, AA, and Citie Bank Greece.

The workload of the course in the first year was no problem, in the second year you really find out you’re at University! The third year has been hard as well, but as long as you put the hours in and do the work, you’ll be alright. The staff have been excellent as well and are all really helpful.

The facilities are also really good, a lab is always available. There is some travelling to do to get to the School of Management, but it’s a good chance to meet new people.

I would definitely recommend the

course to anyone, there aren’t that many universities that do this course and I have found it to be really good. I think that students studying this course should be prepared to undertake a challenging three years.

Slava Kovalchuk

Final year BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management

Although I went to the open days of four or five different universities, Bradford stood out among the rest. I had to stay overnight and I ended up playing pool in the bar with someone I met during the day. Whereas a lot of other universities are spread out, Bradford has everything close by and is quite compact. In addition, you do not get the amount of traffic as you would in bigger cities. It is nice to be able to walk around campus or the town and bump into people you know. That makes a lot of difference when you are here for four years. When I first started at the University, the people in Halls were really friendly. You get to know everyone very quickly, not only in your own block, but also in others.

I originally studied Biomedical Sciences, but changed courses after six months. Although I was interested in learning about diseases, I had always had an interest in the management side. However, it wasn’t something I had

really looked into, so I did not realise Bradford did the Pharmaceutical Management course until I arrived here.

I had a friend who was doing the

course and he told me all about it.

With the help of one of the lecturers I was able to change – he organised everything for me. I managed it because the first year is quite basic so I was able to catch up on the work I had missed. I definitely feel I made the right decision. I was always interested in healthcare management and the

business side rather than the actual research. But if you are interested in both, this course is flexible enough to allow for that. It gives you a perspective into the research and management side of the pharmaceutical industry.

During your first year, and for part of your second, you are required to reproduce information. Later in the second year, you start to analyse data and apply the knowledge you have learnt. It does become more difficult but you are introduced to the work gradually.

I spent my placement year at

SmithKline Beecham, now called GlaxoSmithKline, in Essex. It was a great year. I was working for the

Alliance and Technology Group, and I found it really useful. I grasped an understanding of how a pharmaceutical company works. Rather than it being about research and making tablets, I realised there are many more issues involved, such as administration and the management working with other

companies. I think future employers will

look favourably on the fact that I spent

a year in industry, as well as giving me the chance to earn a bit of money, as well.

Over the last four years, I have really enjoyed university life and meeting so many new people. Bradford is great – everything is within easy reach. Even when you live off campus, you do not need transport to get you to your

THE STUDENT VIEW

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classes. I have a friend at another University and it takes him one-and-a- half hours to get there from his house. Here, not only are you close to the University but it only takes 10 minutes to walk into town.

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Bradford is a city with lots on offer and plenty to do - but the fact is that you could quite easily spend all your time on the campus.

Whether you want to party till the early hours or go to the Computer Centre at 3am, the University offers all the facilities you could need on the surprisingly green, open campus, all within a few minutes’ walk of the halls of residence, and the city centre.

Library and Computer Centre The Library and Computer Centre are based together in the J B Priestley building, just a few minutes’ walk from all the main campus buildings.

The Library houses around 500,000 volumes, over 2,000 periodical titles and over 1,000 electronic journals. The Library computer is accessible from any PC or workstation connected by network or modem 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

You can access CD-ROM and online databases with expert staff always available to answer any of your queries. There are subject specialist librarians who have an in-depth knowledge of your subject area and can help if you have difficulties in obtaining books or information.

The Computer Centre offers a host of facilities and has been highly praised for the Internet access it offers: the Student Book universities guide found the University of Bradford one of the best in the UK at getting students online.

Accommodation

A place in University accommodation is

guaranteed for all first-year students who need it. This will mean your own single study-bedroom, in a self-catering hall. All the rooms have a network point where, once you have a modem, you can plug your PC into the University network and access all the available facilities, including free Internet access.

In subsequent years most students

choose to live in furnished houses, flats

or bed-sitters in the city. Student

accommodation is cheaper, easier to find and more conveniently located in Bradford than in most other university cities. Many students live within five minutes of their lectures! The University’s Private Accommodation Office provides information and advice on how to find a place to live.

Students’ Union The SU is at the heart of most student activities, and is there to represent all students at the University of Bradford. You get the chance to vote for who you want to represent you and all students are actively encouraged to get involved.

You can enjoy four bars around the campus, each with its own atmosphere. The Biko Bar is one of only a handful of student bars in the country to be listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (Campaign for Real Ale), while JB’s, Escape and Colours offer three completely different venues, all in the same building!

JB’s serves a full range of drinks, and with a big screen and pool tables galore, you won’t be short of something to do. Escape is literally that during the day, offering food and soft drinks in pleasant surroundings - a perfect place to unwind from your studies. In the evening it’s hired out to clubs and budding DJs and is also available for private parties.

The Colours bar has one of the longest bars in Britain, and is home to the famous, or infamous, FND (Friday Night Disco), offering numerous promos and cheap beer. Colours bar is situated in The Basement, which can hold 1300 and has played host to names such as The Stereophonics, DJ Dave Pearce and comedians including Graham Norton.

The Students’ Union runs its own radio station ‘RamAir’ and magazine ‘Scrapie’, as well as over 70 clubs and societies, both sporting and non-sporting - covering interests as diverse as cult TV, environmental pressure groups, and role playing.

THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

The University has its own theatre, the ‘Theatre in the Mill’, providing some of

the best theatre and dance in the region, including student shows, where anyone

is welcome to get involved. There is also

the Tasmin Little Music Centre, with good practice facilities and opportunities to become involved at many levels in all kinds of music-making.

Sporting Facilities You can enjoy some excellent sports facilities, catering for most indoor and outdoor activities. There is a 25-metre swimming pool, climbing wall, numerous halls and a state-of-the-art fitness suite.

The University has also recently become

a designated National Centre of

Cricketing Excellence. There are over 50 sporting clubs in Sports and Societies (part of the Students’ Union).

Student Support Services Should you encounter any problems while at University, be they academic or personal, you can be sure that there will be ample support from the University’s health and welfare system.

The University Health Service provides free, confidential and comprehensive medical facilities, with four doctors and friendly support staff.

Free, confidential counselling is available to all students. The counselling team specialises in understanding student problems, and can deal with a wide

range of personal issues.

The University’s nursery caters for children between the ages of six months and five years. You can apply for a place and get more information from the Nursery Officer-in-Charge. The Nursery is situated next door to one of the main halls of residence and is just a few minutes’ walk from the main campus.

Disabled students The University of Bradford positively welcomes applications from disabled students. Our Disability Office works

with the Library and the Computer Centre with regard to access to information, and liaises closely with academic departments to meet the support needs of disabled students.

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Your years at University will be some of the most important of your life, and where you study can be almost as important as what you study.

Student life is something which should be experienced to the full. This means picking the right course, the right university and the right city - and enjoying all of them, and Bradford has certainly got plenty to enjoy!

The fact that Bradford is one of the most affordable cities in the UK for students enables you to make your money go further.

Bradford is a friendly, cosmopolitan city (even though it is one of the ten largest cities in Britain), compact enough to find your way around, yet offering all the facilities you would expect from a major city.

The University campus is situated in the heart of the city’s ‘west end’ - fast gaining a reputation as a student paradise - pubs, clubs and restaurants galore, and all within a few minutes of the halls of residence.

Bradford can also offer a thriving cultural scene, including the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, with its huge IMAX screen, as well as galleries and museums galore. Further information

of all that is on offer in Bradford can be found on the Web at www.thisisbradford.co.uk and at www.bradford.gov.uk

Eating and drinking As every student will soon discover, Bradford has earned the right to be famous for its curries. There are over 20 curry houses within five minutes’ walk of the campus, where you can find a good meal for around £3. There are a wealth of other cuisines to try as well, with inexpensive restaurants, foodshops, and of course supermarkets, all on your doorstep.

Sport Local sporting clubs are always keen to welcome student members, not forgetting the University’s own range of sporting teams and activities. (see page 15).

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If you enjoy watching rather than participating, there’s top-class football at Bradford City and Rugby Superleague with Bradford Bulls.

Spectacular surroundings Bradford is surrounded by some of the most spectacular and picturesque countryside anywhere in the country. The Pennines, Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire Peak District, are all within easy travelling distance.

You can take advantage of the host of outdoor sporting activities available in the area or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

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[ The contents of this publication represent the intentions of the University at the time of printing. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities without notice and to change Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when they need to know this. Admittance to the University is subject to the requirement that the student will comply with the University's registration procedures and will duly observe the Charter and Statutes and the Ordinances and Regulations of the University from time to time in force.

Pictures on page 17 courtesy of Bradford Council Produced by Marketing and Corporate Communications, University of Bradford Printed by Stott Brothers, Halifax. 8/ 2000/5/2001

HOW TO FIND US

road Bradford is connected to the

national motorway network via the M62

and M606. Approximate distances are:

London 200 miles (320 km)

Edinburgh 200 miles (320 km)

Birmingham 120 miles (192 km)

Bristol 220 miles (352 km)

Manchester 35 miles (56 km)

Newcastle 95 miles (152 km)

Leeds 8 miles (13 km)

coach services connect most parts of

the country to Bradford’s Travel

Interchange.

rail Bradford Interchange and Forster Square stations have extensive rail links,

though many involve changing at Leeds. Approximate journey times are:

London, King’s Cross 3 hours

Edinburgh 4 hours

Birmingham 3 hours Manchester 1 hour

Leeds 20 minutes

air There are direct regular air services into Leeds/Bradford International

Airport, 7 miles (11 km) from the

University, from London Heathrow and also from Belfast, Dublin, and the Isle of Man. International connections can be made through London or Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. You can get from the Airport to the University ] by taxi. Many internal and international flights can also be made into Manchester Airport, 50 miles (80 km) south-west of Bradford.

See page 16 for campus map