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Pharmacology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
This Pharmacology (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University involves a high proportion of practical work, including a five-day practical molecular biology workshop that brings together theory and practice, to equip you with the laboratory skills employers need. 
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Pharmacologists play a vital role in the discovery and development of new medicines that benefit human and animal health.

You will gain at this Pharmacology (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University, an understanding of how the body works, what goes wrong in disease and how drugs can be used to manage these diseased states.

The successful UK drug industry employs 70,000 people and generates a further 250,000 jobs in related industries. In Scotland, the expansion of health-related industries and the biotechnology sector means that demand for graduates in this area currently outstrips supply.

Your career

Career options include research in an academic environment, hospitals and government laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Other career paths include teaching, management, medical sales, information science and the Forensic Science Service. Another option is to continue your studies to PhD level, opening up further career opportunities.

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 included:

  • Chemistry

  • Cells and Biomolecules

  • Physiology 

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 

  • Introduction to Microbiology

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation

  • Immunology, Pathophysiology

  • Fundamental Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • SQA Higher: BBBB including Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject such as English, History or Modern Studies plus Maths/English/Biology or Human Biology at Int 2/Nat 5 B
  • A level: BBC including Chemistry plus GCSE English and two further Sciences at B/6, or GCSE BB/66 Dual Award
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus English (or essay-based subject) plus 1 other science, plus Ordinary level English, Maths and Biology at 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 points including Chemistry at Higher level and Biology at Standard Level grade 5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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