This course focuses on how chemical compounds interact with living systems, looking particularly at drugs and their effects in disease. If you want to be involved in developing or testing new, safe drugs for illnesses, or the analysis of pharmacological data, then this practical course will teach you the key laboratory and analytical skills in our cutting-edge science centre and in the classroom.
|Faculty||Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing|
|Average graduate salary||£22,000|
|Course Length||Full-time 3 years, Part-time 4 years|
|Attendance types||Full-time, Part-time|
|Full time cost||
UK and EU students: £8,740 per year
International students: £10,000 per year
|Part time cost||UK and EU students: £2,185 per 30 credit module|
Pharmacology is the study of drugs, their uses, and how they interact with living systems. We focus on the effects of chemical compounds on molecular, biochemical and physiological processes, particularly in humans. On this course you will be able to study how molecules act on receptors to produce particular effects at different levels of organisation in the body. This process illustrates how compounds can be used to treat disease – for example, how different classes of compounds can be used to treat high blood pressure, or how antipsychotic drugs are used to treat schizophrenia.
You will also learn about drug development and screening, and how to analyse pharmacological data. Study on this course involves lecture and tutorial sessions, the use of on-line facilities, as well as practical sessions in our state-of-the-art £30 million Science Centre.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
Entry from appropriate Foundation/Access courses will also be considered.
Applications for advanced entry to year 2 or 3 of this programme will be assessed on an individual basis.
All applicants requesting advanced entry must supply a full and official transcript of their grades and modules plus at least one academic reference from their university.
Three levels, each of 120 credits.
Year 1 topics include:
Year 2 topics include:
Year 3 topics include:
Pharmacologists are needed by the pharmaceutical industry to play key roles in drug development, clinical trials and toxicity studies for example. They are also employed by universities where they may be involved in both teaching and research. This course is designed to prepare students for careers in pharmacological research. Graduates looking to further their careers in pharmacology often undertake further study at postgraduate level.
Other possible career paths include journalism, marketing, patents and regulatory affairs, graduate entry into medicine, and education.
UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.
Non UK and EU applicants for September entry may apply via UCAS, but may also apply directly to the University via the apply online button.
Contact Admissions if you need any assistance.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accept applications for full-time courses starting in September one year before the start of the course.
Our UCAS institution code is L68.
Visit UCAS for more details.