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Pharmacology, MBiol

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This exciting new four year Pharmacology programme from Nottingham Trent University combines course material and content from undergraduate and postgraduate levels, giving you a Masters-level qualification.
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Why choose this course?

If you have drive and ambition to progress into a professional scientific career in industry or academia or onto a PhD, then this course is ideal for you. It provides tailored knowledge, technical skills and research expertise to help you stand out in the jobs market. During this Pharmacology programme from Nottingham Trent University you will:
  • develop the practical skills employers are looking for with a project in your third year and a year-long project in your final year
  • work with our internationally renowned experts – they will supervise and review your research projects
  • get a Masters-level qualification – your research project will be assessed and moderated using Masters-level criteria and your final year modules will be of Masters level.
  • be work-ready – you have the option of a 12-month work placement in the third year, which can build upon your practical experience and is often paid.

NTU is in the top 20 universities in the UK for biological science – The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

Careers and employability

Your career development

As well as the Masters-level practical laboratory skills, this course will equip you with transferable skills in critical analysis and understanding, qualities and attributes necessary for a wide range of careers in industry, commerce, teaching, and research.

Our graduates usually seek research and development positions in the pharmaceutical and related industries including universities and hospitals. They also work in non-laboratory based activities such as:

  • clinical trials
  • regulatory affairs
  • marketing.

Recent graduates are now working in the following roles:

  • Boots – formulation scientist
  • Convance – experimental officer
  • GlaxoSmithKline – assay development scientist
  • ITH Pharma – technical assistant.

Many of our graduates also choose to study further on an MPhil or PhD research degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4-5 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Living Systems
  • Practical Techniques for Biology
  • Genetics and Immunology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Pharmacology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A-levels – AAB, including Biology grade A and Chemistry, Physics or Maths grade B; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD, including relevant Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths modules; or
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade A equivalent in Biology and grade B equivalent in Chemistry, Physics or Maths; and
  • GCSEs – English, Maths and Science grade C / 4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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