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Bachelor of Science (Pharmaceutical Science)

La Trobe University

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Science seeks answers to some of the most significant questions facing humankind. The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals - and many other challenges - all require answers from science.

Our Bachelor of Science (Pharmaceutical Science) is a programme that provides students the opportunity to focus on subjects directly related to formulation science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and therapeutics as opposed to a generic science degree. This degree allows students to develop skills that are highly regarded and highly valued in the pharmaceutical medical bioscience industries.

Progression Pathway

Progression pathway - LTU

Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped laboratories.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 24 months for full-time pathway and 48 months for the part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

Students will undertake a total of 24 modules.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Practical Skills in Biomedical Science Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science A Introduction to Biomedical Science
Advanced Topics in Medical Science B Introduction Microbiology
Applications in Biomedical Science Measurement and Observation
Applications of Biotechnology Medicinal Chemistry A
Biopharmaceutics Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Chemical Analysis Biology of Cell and Organism
Chemistry 1A Organs and Organ Systems
Chemistry 1B Pharmaceutical Formulation A
Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology Pharmacology A
Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution Pharmacology B
Group Project Statistics for Life Sciences


Full/Part-time: March & September

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

The admission requirements are:

  • GCE ‘A’-Levels minimum 7 in total for the best 3 H2 subjects Min. grad C for Chemistry or STPM 8.67 in totoal for the best 2 academic subjects; OR
  • Local Science-related diploma in relevant areas; OR
  • Local Engineering diploma with Calculus Mathematics background and has a ‘C’ average grade may be considered; OR
  • PSB Academy Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences with an average ‘C’ grade, with a grade no lower than 'D' in any of the units; other than Chemistry where a minimum 'C' grade is required; OR
  • Private diploma qualifications related to science with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

English Language Requirement

  • GCE 'O' or 'A' level English (grade 1 to 6) or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; OR
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;OR
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; OR
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE), minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. 

International Student Admission

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time and Part-Time: 1205 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 3 years

Part-Time:  6 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy Delta Campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 


Local Student

12 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
18 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
24 Modules S$44, 940.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$44,940.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

Local Applications

Find out more

If you require assistance, please speak with our Programme Consultants:

Programme ConsultantsContact

Johnny Fung
(Sport & Exercise Science programmes)
(Nursing programme)

DID: +65 6390 9170  Whatsapp: +65 9730 8286


Liesa Desisca
(Life Sciences programmes)

DID: +65 6390 9171 Whatsapp: +65 8438 6491


Stacey Lin
(Life Sciences programmes) 

DID: +65 639 09172 


International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.