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Pharmaceutical Science with Industrial Experience MPharmSci: What our students say

Student profiles
Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what some of our current and recent students say about what it’s like to study at Kingston.

Lesa Pemberton

Name: Lesa Pemberton
Age: 23
Course: Pharmaceutical Science BSc(Hons)
Level: 3rd year

“I chose this course because it offered a unique combination of the sciences with most emphasis on chemistry, which I have a passion for. The structure of the course allowed for industrial placement year, which I thought would be an advantage.

“I would probably have to say the best thing about the course so far has been finally understanding some of the science that I have always wondered about, thanks to our lab sessions. The direct application of science learned in the classroom is very interesting. The course also deals with a wide range of topics from toxicology to formulation to organic chemistry. It gives an insight into the many career choices available with a degree like pharmaceutical science, and also allows you to interact with students from other courses.

“In my placement year I worked for Proctor and Gamble for a year as an intern in a field that I had not previously even thought about. Regulatory Affairs deals with protecting the company from authorities and also ensuring that the company’s products are safe for customers to use. My job was to create/develop a tracking system for one of the company’s products and ensure compliance with all the relevant legislations. The year was a very successful one and I have now been offered a full time graduate position with the company. You can read about my internship via my blog.

“There is no comparison between school/college and University life. University pushes you to be independent both in your life and in your studies. The work load increases a lot and the focus is no longer on one or two subjects but a covers a wide range of modules and subject areas.”

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Student profiles
Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what some of our current and recent students say about what it’s like to study at Kingston.

Lesa Pemberton

Name: Lesa Pemberton
Age: 23
Course: Pharmaceutical Science BSc(Hons)
Level: 3rd year

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“I chose this course because it offered a unique combination of the sciences with most emphasis on chemistry, which I have a passion for. The structure of the course allowed for industrial placement year, which I thought would be an advantage.

“I would probably have to say the best thing about the course so far has been finally understanding some of the science that I have always wondered about, thanks to our lab sessions. The direct application of science learned in the classroom is very interesting. The course also deals with a wide range of topics from toxicology to formulation to organic chemistry. It gives an insight into the many career choices available with a degree like pharmaceutical science, and also allows you to interact with students from other courses.

“In my placement year I worked for Proctor and Gamble for a year as an intern in a field that I had not previously even thought about. Regulatory Affairs deals with protecting the company from authorities and also ensuring that the company’s products are safe for customers to use. My job was to create/develop a tracking system for one of the company’s products and ensure compliance with all the relevant legislations. The year was a very successful one and I have now been offered a full time graduate position with the company. You can read about my internship via my blog.

“There is no comparison between school/college and University life. University pushes you to be independent both in your life and in your studies. The work load increases a lot and the focus is no longer on one or two subjects but a covers a wide range of modules and subject areas.”