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Pharmacology and Physiology with Foundation (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Pharmacology and Physiology with Foundation (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster will provide you with a sound understanding of the biological action of drugs and other biomolecules at the whole-body, tissue, cellular and sub-cellular levels, and their uses as medicines for the treatment of disease. 
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Overview

Pharmacology and physiology are two closely related disciplines. Pharmacology is the study of drug action and how medicines may modify disease states. Physiology is concerned with how the body and its systems are controlled, and in the changes that lead to disease states (pathophysiology).

The Pharmacology and Physiology with Foundation (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster provides an ideal grounding for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other areas of biomedical research, academia, the Scientific Civil Service and healthcare provision.

Opportunities exist for you to enhance your practical and related transferable skills within our research laboratories. Teaching is informed by high-quality research, in relevant cognate areas, within the Faculty.

Career Path 

Graduate Pharmacologists and Physiologists have an excellent understanding of key bioscience and applied biomedical subjects, and are able to seek careers in:

  • NHS and other healthcare bodies
  • Pharmaceutical research and development
  • Scientific journalism and copywriting
  • Teaching (after gaining an appropriate postgraduate qualification)
  • Drug policy, regulation and pharmacovigilance
  • Postgraduate education, research and graduate entry medicine (including MSc, MPhil/PhD, MBBS)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology and Human Biology
  • Bioscience in Action
  • Chemistry
  • Critical Thinking for Academic and Professional Development
  • Introduction to Academic Practice
  • Application of Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Medical Physiology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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General Requirements

  • A Levels - DDE to CDD
  • International Baccalaureate - 24 points   . We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - MPP to MMP
  • BTEC Diploma - MM to DM
  • Access - 64 to 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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