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Pharmaceutical

Management
BSc Hons 3 years full-time

MAKING KNOWLEDGE WORK


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CONTENTS

The BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical Management 1

Special features 2

Course content 3

Your questions answered 6

Admission 7

Course structure diagram 8

Your career in pharmaceutical management 10

A graduate view 11

The student view 12

The University campus 14

The City of Bradford 17

How to find us Back Cover


THE BSc HONOURS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT

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 and responsibilities without necessarily constraints for their product. The aim
graduates with the skills to take up any feel for the financial or human of the Pharmaceutical Management
positions as ‘scientifically-aware’ aspects of their work, or alternatively programme is to provide you with skills
managers within the pharmaceutical or other graduates may be qualified in both areas and to develop those
related industries. On completion of managers, but have little personal qualities that are vital to an
the degree you will have appreciation for the effective management culture.
significant skills in science and scientific nature or
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
SPECIAL FEATURES

● TOP RATED DEPARTMENT

● UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

● COURSE FLEXIBILITY

● FOCUS ON IT SKILLS

● LANGUAGE OPTION

● A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

TOP RATED DEPARTMENT If you want a challenging career in language studies. Finally, the course
The School of Pharmacy at the University either of the areas of health care or offers the option of a year out on
of Bradford is the ideal choice for management, then Pharmaceutical industrial placement between the
studying for a Pharmaceutical Management is an excellent choice. second and final year. This valuable
Management degree. In the latest practical experience with either a major
Teaching Quality Assessment, the School If you do not have the necessary pharmaceutical company or NHS
of Pharmacy was awarded the top grade science qualifications for direct entry to hospital will improve your
of ‘excellent’, indicating that your learning the first year, you can apply via the understanding of final-year material
experience will be of the highest quality. Science Foundation Year course. and enhance your employability.
In addition, a significant proportion of
your studies will be undertaken at the COURSE FLEXIBILITY FOCUS ON IT SKILLS
University’s internationally renowned Pharmaceutical Science is concerned with By the end of the degree you will be
School of Management. the science underpinning drugs and able to make full use of information
medicines. It involves physiology and the technology, including areas such as
UNIQUE COMBINATION OF effects of drugs on the human body, drug data retrieval, manipulation and
SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT chemistry and medicine formulation. You presentation and e-commerce.
The course is unique in the UK and is may focus on one or more of these
ideal for anyone interested different aspects and will also be LANGUAGE OPTION
in a scientific, health- introduced to disciplines concerned with In addition, you may choose to study a
related degree that marketing, organisational psychology, European language. With increasing
offers routes into economics and resource planning. globalisation in commerce the ability to
management. communicate in another language will
Importantly, you’ll also develop good widen your opportunities even further.
communication, team working, time
management and leadership skills. A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
With an intake of around 30
Our degree course is designed to give undergraduate students per year, you
you considerable flexibility of choice. can be sure of a close-knit group and
After the first year you can build on an atmosphere conducive to serious but
your personal strengths and interests enjoyable study. Should you have any
for the second and final years. In problems, your personal tutor will be on
consultation with your tutors, hand to help out.
you choose the balance
between the specific
scientific and
managerial
components of
your course and
decide whether or not to
include or develop further
COURSE CONTENT

The course is designed on a modular In the second year you will continue with Biochemistry 1, Human anatomy
basis with the academic year divided your pharmaceutical science pathway and and physiology
into two semesters. In each semester choose further management modules Students choosing a biological pathway
you study six modules (or equivalent), dependent on your first-year choices. You take Biochemistry 1 as an introductory
twelve in a year, making a total of will also take core modules in ‘Statistics’ course to the physicochemical principles
thirty-six modules over the three years and ‘Career and Personal Development’. of biochemistry. You also begin to
of the course. With advice from your If you wish to pursue a language in the consider the physiology of major body
personal and year tutors, you can second year, French, German or Spanish is systems such as the cardiovascular and
choose your own pathway through the offered at beginner, post-GCSE level or respiratory systems. Changes to these
course. This will be dependent on your post-GCE A level. systems that occur in disease states are
initial qualifications, the selection of also covered.
appropriate modules that are obligatory Your module choices in the final year
prerequisites for modules in later years, will consolidate your science and Pharmaceutical chemistry, Product
and timetabling restrictions. management pathways according to technology 1
your personal strengths and career For students choosing a chemical
SCIENCE FOUNDATION YEAR aspirations. In addition, you will pathway, a first semester module
If you do not have adequate science undertake an extended piece of work in introduces organic and physical
qualifications for direct entry to the first the form of a dissertation. This will chemistry, with particular relevance to
year of the course, then you can apply enable you to develop your skills in pharmaceutical products. You will
to our Science Foundation Year. This critical analysis and produce a study features of organic chemistry,
will give you a basic grounding in professional presentation that you essential to drug action, in more depth
subjects such as chemistry and biology might like to present to prospective in the second semester. Product
that you will need before progressing to employers. technology 1 examines the use of
the first year of the course. microbes to make pharmaceutically
FIRST YEAR useful materials, such as vaccines and
WHAT ARE THE MODULE Pharmaceutical science modules antibiotics.
CHOICES? In the first year, you take six modules
Your initial module choices in the first devoted to the fundamentals of Key skills
year will determine your eventual pharmaceutical sciences. These include: Communication skills
pathway through the course. At the There are two core modules on
outset, you will choose a pharmaceutical Cell biology, Pharmaceutical communication skills in the first year.
science pathway. Most students select microbiology These modules are intended to develop
biology- or chemistry-based science The Cell biology module covers the your written and oral communication
modules on the basis of their previous structure and function of cells and tissues skills, the use of information technology
experience. If you have biology and and the concepts of gene structure. and to assess your use of your Personal
chemistry at GCE A level (or equivalent) Pharmaceutical microbiology outlines the Development file for your learning.
you may be able to choose science properties of microbes that are relevant Teamwork skills are also developed in
modules of either type. In addition, you to pharmaceutical sciences. You are also these modules through small task-based
will take four management modules and introduced to basic laboratory techniques group work. These skills are all vital in
two in communication skills. used in microbiology. 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

Management modules SECOND YEAR Health, society and pharmacy


You will take four modules that are Pharmaceutical science modules In this module you will be introduced
devoted to the fundamentals of From the second year onwards, to medical sociology, healthcare policy
management. Current modules include: pharmaceutical science pathways are and health promotion.
normally based upon either biology or
Business economics chemistry. The most popular choices Key skills
This is an introduction to key economic are outlined below: Two core modules are taken in the
concepts. With subjects such as second year, Career and Personal
‘globalisation’ and ‘perfect competition Introduction to pharmacology, Development and Statistics. The first of
and monopoly’ you are encouraged to Systematic pharmacology 2, these modules is provided by the
develop an awareness of key economic Immunology and immunopathology careers department within the
policy debates from the perspective of Modules in the biological pathway carry University of Bradford and develops
business decision makers. forward the knowledge of physiological your expertise in employment
systems gained in the first year and application including CV preparation
Production/operations management examine the effect of drug action on skills, interview technique and
concepts 1 (POM concepts 1) the major physiological systems of the understanding of psychometric testing.
This module introduces you to the role body. Additionally, you may study one The latter module introduces you to the
of production/operations management module examining the immune system. critical evaluation of pharmaceutical
within an organisation. Topics such as data and develops your skills in
‘delivery system management’, Pharmaceutical chemistry, numeracy.
‘operating system design’ and ‘product Pharmaceutical biochemistry
service design and variety’ will enable These modules in the chemistry Management modules
you to understand the need for pathway include topics such as the You may choose four management
addressing management problems in a principles of biochemistry and the study modules from a number of options
structured manner. of how drugs interact with the body’s based upon your preference and
metabolic pathways. You are also progress. This may include the
Organisational psychology, introduced to the principles of nucleic following modules:
Foundations of marketing acid and protein synthesis.
In these two modules you examine the Marketing management and
behaviour of people at work and the Dosage form design, Product strategy, Marketing communications
behaviour of consumers. You will technology 2 These modules build on the earlier
consider how psychological theories can In Dosage form design you consider the marketing module. You consider the full
be applied in practice and be physicochemical properties of materials, range of marketing management and
introduced to the concepts and and how these properties affect the strategy frameworks and the role of
principles of marketing. Alternatively, formulation of medicines. The integrated marketing communications.
you may study Foundations of principles of pharmaceutical processing Using case studies you will begin to
accounting as an alternative to and solid dosage form production are apply marketing management and
Organisational psychology. also considered. strategic concepts to practical business
situations.
COURSE CONTENT

Psychology at work, Customer practice and enables you to enter the management. Project management for
behaviour final year with much greater confidence. pharmaceutical development examines
In Psychology at work issues such as See page 13 for the experiences of one of the stages involved in the development
recruitment, training and development our students who did a placement year. of a new drug with emphasis on cost
of employees are studied. Customer minimisation. In Drug regulations the
behaviour examines factors affecting FINAL YEAR systems and procedures for the
consumer behaviour and the process of Pharmaceutical science modules regulatory control of drugs are studied.
decision making. These concepts will As in the second year you select science Clinical data management examines
then be placed in the context of modules based upon either biology or how data on the efficacy of drugs is
marketing management. chemistry pathways according to your collated and evaluated.
earlier preferences.
Resource planning Key skills
Themes introduced in POM concepts 1, Pathological basis of medicine, Care In the third year, you will write an
such as quality management and of the young, Common diseases and independent dissertation on a topic
capacity management, will be extended, their treatment chosen with your supervisor. This takes
and the application of operations These biologically-based modules the form of an extended essay or
management in both manufacturing and consider a range of topics, such as the project report; it is equivalent to two
service environments will be explored. effect of disease on physiological modules and runs throughout the
systems, paediatric medicine and a study whole year.
Language modules of minor ailments and their remedies.
You may choose to take two optional Management modules
language modules, one in each semester. Medicinal chemistry, Drug discovery Your choice of management modules in
The languages currently available are and design, Product technology 3 the third year will build upon those
French, German and Spanish. These may In the chemistry-based modules you studied in previous years. A wide range
be taken at a level corresponding to examine areas such as mechanisms of of options include: Retail marketing,
beginner, post-GCSE or post-GCE A level. drug action at a molecular/biochemical where the fundamental concepts of
level, a study of how therapeutically active marketing are applied to various retail
AN INTERCALATED YEAR IN WORK molecules may be developed into superior sectors; Human resource management,
Between the second and third year of derivatives and more sophisticated where the organisation and deployment
the course, you may opt for a year out in formulations such as tablets designed to of personnel is studied; and E-
the pharmaceutical industry, hospital provide slow-release of drugs. commerce, which is the study of
service or other related industries. business transactions carried out via the
About 20% of Pharmaceutical Project management for World Wide Web. See pages 8 and 9
Management students take this pharmaceutical development, Drug (course structure diagram) for current
opportunity each year in a major regulations, Clinical data range of management modules.
pharmaceutical company or NHS management
hospital. This valuable experience These modules, developed with Language modules
provides you with numerous pharmaceutical industry managers, You may take two further language
opportunities to put the concepts and bring together the disciplines of modules, as in the second year of the
theories learnt in the first two years into pharmaceutical science and course.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT? HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED? award, therefore, is based on a mixture
Each module on the course represents Each module is normally assessed of assessment styles giving a reliable
100 hours of study time of which up to during the semester in which it is indication of your all-round ability.
40 hours is taken up by formal taught. Transfer to the second and
teaching, which may be lectures, third years of the programme is WHAT IF I HAVE DIFFICULTIES?
laboratory classes or tutorials – dependent upon successful completion At the beginning of the course, you will
depending on the nature of the of the previous year. Your module be allocated to a member of academic
module. You are then expected to marks in the second and third years will staff who acts as your personal tutor
complete the remainder of the 100 then contribute to your final degree throughout the course. Your tutor will
hours by private study, completion of classification. give you advice on any problems which
coursework and directed reading. The you may have that affect your studies.
content of some modules continues on The form of assessment varies between If appropriate, they will direct you to
from previous modules, and these can modules: most modules use a the specialist welfare resources of the
only be taken if you have satisfactorily combination of end-of-semester University to ensure that serious
completed the appropriate prerequisite examinations (either short answer, problems can be dealt with so that they
module. Other modules are classed as multiple choice or essay questions) and have the minimum effect on your
‘double’ modules, which carry double coursework such as practical reports, studies.
the weighting. Those modules which computer assignments or essays.
develop key skills (such as Modules based on transferable skills Personal tutors also monitor your use of
Communication skills or Career and may also be assessed by an individual a ‘Personal Development File’, which
personal development), are compulsory or group presentation. A dissertation, a assists you with your learning process
and must be taken by every student. report of approximately 6,000 words, and helps develop your transferable
forms a substantial component of the skills to strengthen your academic and
final-year assessment. Your degree 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.
ADMISSION

ADMISSION
Admissions Tutor
Dr Michael C Bonner

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

Since the BSc in Pharmaceutical especially suitable for those students staff, look at the facilities and the
Management is a broad-based Honours with arts and humanities GCE A-level campus and talk to current students.
degree programme, we particularly subjects. In any case, if you have any
welcome applications from students questions on your qualifications or You are also welcome to come to
with a mix of subjects, although a course content, you are most welcome Bradford before you apply. University
science component is necessary. to contact the Admissions Tutor for Open Days are held around Easter, in
further information. July and September and we will gladly
If you are taking the new Curriculum provide information on these.
2000 qualifications you must offer at Students with disabilities
least one science GCE Advanced level The Department has always encouraged Applications for our course must be
(preferably chemistry or biology) plus a applications from students with made through UCAS. The UCAS code
combination of other A and AS levels. disabilities, whose applications are for Bradford is BRADF B56 and the
In any case, English language and considered on the same academic course code for Pharmaceutical
mathematics are required at GCSE, grounds as are applied to all Management is
grade C or above. Our normal offer is candidates. We make special provisions B2N2 BSc/PM (2002 entry),
240 points (C,C,C). to provide a suitable learning B2N1 BSc/PM (2001 entry)
environment wherever possible. When
You can also qualify with a BTEC in a you enquire we will try to arrange an
physical or biological science, with one interview for you with a specialist from
distinction in a relevant subject, plus at our Disability Office to discuss your
least four merits. If you are taking a 12- particular requirements. You will
Unit VCE Double Award in Science, you receive information about our facilities,
will need a grade A overall. Other and on the Disabled Students’
acceptable qualifications include five C Allowance (DSA). For more
grades or above in Scottish Highers or information, help and advice, please
the Irish Leaving Certificate. Scottish contact the Disability Office.
and Irish candidates should ideally offer Tel: 01274 233739
two passes in science subjects. Minicom: 01274 235094
International Baccalaureate candidates Fax: 01274 235340
should offer at least one group 3 Email: disabilities@bradford.ac.uk
(experimental science) subject at the
higher level. ADMISSIONS POLICY
We expect to admit twenty to thirty
We are also happy to consider students each year. Our offers are
applications from mature applicants, made on the basis of the information
especially those with some relevant on your UCAS form. If we intend
management or pharmaceutical making you an offer, you are invited to
experience. Entrance to the course is a Departmental Open Day to give you
also possible via the Bradford Science the opportunity to meet some of the
Foundation Year course, which is
COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM

“ How often do you hear people say I have studied

marketing,
SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY,

pharmacology,
French
psychology,

physiology,
dosage form design, and
accounting, economics,

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY,

… all under one degree title!



immunology,

Nabila Akram Final year BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Management

FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR


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

Biochemistry 1 Introduction to pharmacology


Biology-based Human anatomy and physiology (double module) Systematic pharmacology 2 (double module)
modules Immunology and immunopathology

Core modules:
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

Cell biology
Four to six modules from:

Pharmaceutical microbiology Dosage form design


Fundamentals of pharmaceutical biochemistry
Chemistry-based Introduction to pharmaceutical chemistry Pharmaceutical biochemistry and analysis
modules Pharmaceutical analysis Pharmaceutical chemistry 4
Pharmaceutical chemistry 3 Product technology 2
Product technology 1 Toxicology

Pharmaceutical
management Health, society and pharmacy
modules

Business economics Four modules from:


Foundations of marketing Business finance Marketing management and strategy
Management
Production/operations management concepts 1 Customer behaviour Psychology at work
modules
Either: Organisational psychology Management of service operations Resource planning
Or: Foundations of accounting 1 Marketing communications

Career and personal development


Key skills Communication skills 1 and 2 (2 modules) Statistics and experimental design

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


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

A total of 12 modules must be selected each year


COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM

FINAL YEAR

Care of the young


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

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

Four to six modules from:


E-commerce POM concepts for world class operations
Human resource management: relations and reward Retail and services marketing
Human resource management: resourcing and development Social philosophy
International business environment Understanding strategic management
International business strategy

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


“ I’m still getting invited for

for
interviews,
jobs I applied for months ago!

Damien Bove 2000 graduate, now working as a Research


Assistant at Covance Consultant Practice in Leeds

10

This course will provide you with a mix the field of management of healthcare
of knowledge and skills ideal for a career provision, both within and outside the
in management positions within the National Health Service. Hospitals are
pharmaceutical, biotechnological or developing management services
other health-related industries. You will devoted to the delivery of cost-effective
be more suited to management teams in healthcare services. Other management
these industries than graduates qualified careers are possible within the Civil
only in either science or management. Service (for example, the Department of
Health) or in the European Commission.
The pharmaceutical, biotechnological
and food industries in the UK are Students who have undertaken the
expanding, and recruit graduates from a industrial placement year in work have
variety of backgrounds. The mix of skills been particularly successful in gaining
on the course means that you will have a good jobs following graduation. Two
unique contribution to make to Pharmaceutical Management students
management teams in these areas. in recent years have won outstanding
awards for being among the best
In addition, new concepts in the placement students at two major
management of healthcare provision are pharmaceutical companies in their year.
being introduced in the NHS and in the
private sector. This course will provide The majority of our recent graduates
opportunities to enter health have taken jobs in the pharmaceutical
management both in hospitals and in industry in such areas as clinical trials,
the community. The inclusion of drug regulations, quality assurance,
language study will allow you to take medical sales and marketing,
full advantage of the opportunities pharmaceutical advertising and retail
available throughout the European management. Some have obtained
Union. positions in private and NHS hospitals
whilst others have pursued careers
You should note, however, that the based on their management skills in
course does not lead to a professional banking, insurance, stock trading and
qualification as a pharmacist. sales management. A few graduates
have pursued further training at the
As a graduate you could find yourself Master’s level in physiotherapy,
involved in clinical trials for a new education, human resource
medicine, assisting in product management, marketing and computing.
development at any stage of the A 1999 survey of Pharmaceutical
research and development programme, Management graduates showed that
working in drug regulation or marketing their average starting salary in their first
departments. A fast-expanding area is in job was over £16,800.
A GRADUATE VIEW

11

Damien Bove I haven’t been here that long but it’s a and I would recommend any student to
2000 graduate, now working really great job. My role involves take the placement option if they can.
as a Research Assistant at researching all aspects of the The year out also helped to keep
Covance Consultant Practice pharmaceutical industry including everything fresh and helped me enjoy
in Leeds scientific and market-based research my final year.
and I then present my findings to
consultants. I also received a Silver Impact Award
from Glaxo SmithKline for my
The knowledge gained from my degree placement year, which acted as a big
is definitely an advantage, especially boost to my career.
the science side. It’s quite amazing how
much of what I learnt has come in Bradford is a great place to go to
useful, even in new areas which I University. You’ve got to make sure you
haven’t covered in depth before, I have get involved in University life and really
found I’ve had a head start so I’m not make the most of it. There’s loads to do
learning it from scratch. and I even managed to join the canoe
and squash clubs, which were great
My job also involves an amount of ways of integrating with other students.
strategic planning so the business side Bradford is definitely a growing area,
of the degree comes in very useful particularly up near the campus and
there. Leeds is really close by as well.

I’m currently studying with the Open The workload on the course was never
University for an MSc in the Frontiers of too bad for me and I never had to
Medical Science and the knowledge I struggle too much. There was of course
gained from my degree has prepared some intense revision for my finals and
me very well for this further study. some of the modules on the course do
require a lot of reading.
The varied nature of the course meant
that when I finished my degree there The staff were excellent, you couldn’t
were lots of career opportunities open hope for more friendly people. A
to me. Personally I wanted to keep definite big thumbs up from me!
involved in the science side of things,
but there are loads of jobs out there. I would definitely recommend it to
I’m still getting invited for interviews, anyone, it’s a really useful course.
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
THE STUDENT VIEW

12

Nabila Akram One of the things which most appealed University), and have also been a
Final year BSc (Hons) to me about this course was the summer school assistant.
Pharmaceutical Management different routes you can choose within
the course. I’m not the type of person There have been many instances where
who likes to stick to just one thing, so I have been involved in group projects;
the variation is great. these prepare you for project
development in pharmaceutical
At the end of this year I have a place at industries. Our coursework was based
Leeds where I will be doing my PGCE on major companies such as Direct Line,
and then I’ll hopefully go on to be a Roche Pharmaceuticals, AA, and Citie
science teacher. I know that because of Bank Greece.
the variety of the course, if for any
reason that idea doesn’t work out, I can The workload of the course in the first
always go into another, related field. year was no problem, in the second
year you really find out you’re at
One of the most useful modules was University! The third year has been hard
career and personal development, as well, but as long as you put the
where you are taught how to create the hours in and do the work, you’ll be
tailored CV that was guaranteed to get alright. The staff have been excellent as
you your goal! This subject is a really well and are all really helpful.
good preparation for real life work.
Before this course I could never have The facilities are also really good, a lab
stood up in front of a group to give a is always available. There is some
presentation, but I now feel quite travelling to do to get to the School of
confident doing that. Management, but it’s a good chance to
meet new people.
Personally I’ve concentrated on the
biology side as I hope to teach biology I would definitely recommend the
A level. But how often do you hear course to anyone, there aren’t that
people say I have studied accounting, many universities that do this course
economics, social philosophy, and I have found it to be really good. I
psychology, marketing, immunology, think that students studying this course
pharmacology, pharmaceutical should be prepared to undertake a
chemistry, physiology, dosage form challenging three years.
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
THE STUDENT VIEW

13

Slava Kovalchuk Although I went to the open days of business side rather than the actual classes. I have a friend at another
Final year BSc (Hons) four or five different universities, research. But if you are interested in University and it takes him one-and-a-
Pharmaceutical Management Bradford stood out among the rest. I both, this course is flexible enough to half hours to get there from his house.
had to stay overnight and I ended up allow for that. It gives you a perspective Here, not only are you close to the
playing pool in the bar with someone I into the research and management side University but it only takes 10 minutes
met during the day. Whereas a lot of of the pharmaceutical industry. to walk into town.
other universities are spread out,
Bradford has everything close by and is During your first year, and for part of
quite compact. In addition, you do not your second, you are required to
get the amount of traffic as you would reproduce information. Later in the
in bigger cities. It is nice to be able to second year, you start to analyse data
walk around campus or the town and and apply the knowledge you have
bump into people you know. That learnt. It does become more difficult
makes a lot of difference when you are but you are introduced to the work
here for four years. When I first started gradually.
at the University, the people in Halls
were really friendly. You get to know I spent my placement year at
everyone very quickly, not only in your SmithKline Beecham, now called
own block, but also in others. GlaxoSmithKline, in Essex. It was a
great year. I was working for the
I originally studied Biomedical Sciences, Alliance and Technology Group, and I
but changed courses after six months. found it really useful. I grasped an
Although I was interested in learning understanding of how a pharmaceutical
about diseases, I had always had an company works. Rather than it being
interest in the management side. about research and making tablets, I
However, it wasn’t something I had realised there are many more issues
really looked into, so I did not realise involved, such as administration and
Bradford did the Pharmaceutical the management working with other
Management course until I arrived here. companies. I think future employers will
I had a friend who was doing the look favourably on the fact that I spent
course and he told me all about it. a year in industry, as well as giving me
the chance to earn a bit of money, as
With the help of one of the lecturers I well.
was able to change – he organised
everything for me. I managed it Over the last four years, I have really
because the first year is quite basic so I enjoyed university life and meeting so
was able to catch up on the work I had many new people. Bradford is great –
missed. I definitely feel I made the right everything is within easy reach. Even
decision. I was always interested in when you live off campus, you do not
healthcare management and the need transport to get you to your
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Bradford is a city with lots on offer and The Library houses around 500,000 The Computer Centre offers a host of
plenty to do - but the fact is that you volumes, over 2,000 periodical titles facilities and has been highly praised
could quite easily spend all your time and over 1,000 electronic journals. The for the Internet access it offers: the
on the campus. Library computer is accessible from any Student Book universities guide found
PC or workstation connected by the University of Bradford one of the
Whether you want to party till the early network or modem 365 days a year, 24 best in the UK at getting students
hours or go to the Computer Centre at hours a day. online.
3am, the University offers all the
facilities you could need on the You can access CD-ROM and online Accommodation
surprisingly green, open campus, all databases with expert staff always A place in University accommodation is
within a few minutes’ walk of the halls available to answer any of your queries. guaranteed for all first-year students
of residence, and the city centre. There are subject specialist librarians who need it. This will mean your own
who have an in-depth knowledge of single study-bedroom, in a self-catering
Library and Computer Centre your subject area and can help if you hall. All the rooms have a network point
The Library and Computer Centre are have difficulties in obtaining books or where, once you have a modem, you
based together in the J B Priestley information. can plug your PC into the University
building, just a few minutes’ walk from network and access all the available
all the main campus buildings. 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.
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You can enjoy four bars around the The University has its own theatre, the Free, confidential counselling is available
campus, each with its own atmosphere. ‘Theatre in the Mill’, providing some of to all students. The counselling team
The Biko Bar is one of only a handful of the best theatre and dance in the region, specialises in understanding student
student bars in the country to be listed including student shows, where anyone problems, and can deal with a wide
in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide is welcome to get involved. There is also range of personal issues.
(Campaign for Real Ale), while JB’s, the Tasmin Little Music Centre, with
Escape and Colours offer three good practice facilities and opportunities The University’s nursery caters for
completely different venues, all in the to become involved at many levels in all children between the ages of six months
same building! kinds of music-making. and five years. You can apply for a place
and get more information from the
JB’s serves a full range of drinks, and Sporting Facilities Nursery Officer-in-Charge. The Nursery is
with a big screen and pool tables You can enjoy some excellent sports situated next door to one of the main
galore, you won’t be short of something facilities, catering for most indoor and halls of residence and is just a few
to do. Escape is literally that during the outdoor activities. There is a 25-metre minutes’ walk from the main campus.
day, offering food and soft drinks in swimming pool, climbing wall,
pleasant surroundings - a perfect place numerous halls and a state-of-the-art Disabled students
to unwind from your studies. In the fitness suite. The University of Bradford positively
evening it’s hired out to clubs and welcomes applications from disabled
budding DJs and is also available for The University has also recently become students. Our Disability Office works
private parties. a designated National Centre of with the Library and the Computer
Cricketing Excellence. There are over 50 Centre with regard to access to
The Colours bar has one of the longest sporting clubs in Sports and Societies information, and liaises closely with
bars in Britain, and is home to the (part of the Students’ Union). academic departments to meet the
famous, or infamous, FND (Friday Night support needs of disabled students.
Disco), offering numerous promos and Student Support Services
cheap beer. Colours bar is situated in Should you encounter any problems
The Basement, which can hold 1300 while at University, be they
and has played host to names such as academic or personal, you can
The Stereophonics, DJ Dave Pearce and be sure that there will be
comedians including Graham Norton. ample support from the
University’s health and
The Students’ Union runs its own radio welfare system.
station ‘RamAir’ and magazine ‘Scrapie’,
as well as over 70 clubs and societies, The University Health
both sporting and non-sporting - Service provides free,
covering interests as diverse as cult TV, confidential and
environmental pressure groups, and role comprehensive medical
playing. facilities, with four doctors
and friendly support staff.
The School of Pharmacy, in which Pharmaceutical Management is based, is located in the Richmond Building

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Your years at University will be some of of all that is on offer in Bradford can be If you enjoy watching rather than
the most important of your life, and found on the Web at participating, there’s top-class football
where you study can be almost as www.thisisbradford.co.uk and at at Bradford City and Rugby
important as what you study. www.bradford.gov.uk Superleague with Bradford Bulls.

Student life is something which should Eating and drinking Spectacular surroundings
be experienced to the full. This means As every student will soon discover, Bradford is surrounded by some of the
picking the right course, the right Bradford has earned the right to be most spectacular and picturesque
university and the right city - and famous for its curries. There are over 20 countryside anywhere in the country.
enjoying all of them, and Bradford has curry houses within five minutes’ walk The Pennines, Yorkshire Moors,
certainly got plenty to enjoy! of the campus, where you can find a Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire Peak
good meal for around £3. There are a District, are all within easy travelling
The fact that Bradford is one of the wealth of other cuisines to try as well, distance.
most affordable cities in the UK for with inexpensive restaurants, foodshops,
students enables you to make your and of course supermarkets, all on your You can take advantage of the host of
money go further. doorstep. outdoor sporting activities available in
the area or just enjoy the peace and
Bradford is a friendly, cosmopolitan city Sport quiet.
(even though it is one of the ten largest Local sporting clubs are
cities in Britain), compact enough to always keen to welcome
find your way around, yet offering all student members, not
the facilities you would expect from a forgetting the
major city. University’s own
range of
The University campus is situated in the sporting teams
heart of the city’s ‘west end’ - fast and activities.
gaining a reputation as a student (see page 15).
paradise - pubs, clubs and restaurants
galore, and all within a few minutes of
the halls of residence.

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cultural scene, including the National
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The contents of this publication represent the intentions of the University at the time of printing. The University reserves the
by taxi. Many internal and international
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 flights can also be made into
University is subject to the requirement that the student will comply with the University's registration procedures and will Manchester Airport, 50 miles (80 km)
duly observe the Charter and Statutes and the Ordinances and Regulations of the University from time to time in force. south-west of Bradford.

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