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Pharmacology (Hons) 

University of Strathclyde

B.Sc. On Campus
36 months
Duration
20650 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

Pharmacology is a vibrant area of biomedical science that studies drug action (how medicines and other drugs work and are processed by the body). Learn more in the Pharmacology (Hons) programme at the University of Strathclyde.

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Overview

It is essential for improving the effectiveness and reducing the unwanted side effects of medicines, understanding why individuals differ in the way they respond to certain drugs, and why some others cause addiction.

Pharmacological knowledge and understanding improves the lives of millions of people across the world by providing vital answers at every stage of the discovery, testing and clinical use of new medicines. The ability to use medicines effectively, to maximise their benefit and minimise risk and harm, relies on this knowledge. As new diseases emerge, and older medicines - most notably antibiotics - no longer work as well, the contribution of pharmacology to finding better and safer medicines becomes all the more vital.

Careers

Many Pharmacology (Hons)  graduates from the University of Strathclyde are involved in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or even slowing down the ageing process.

Our graduates find jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries, hospitals and public service laboratories, environmental centres, analytical and forensic science labs, universities, the scientific civil service and teaching at all levels.

A pharmacology degree offers prospects for research careers in academia, industry, the scientific civil service and hospitals. You can work in the product management side of the industry or in areas such as marketing and medical information, acting as the link between pharmaceutical companies and doctors and patients.

The transferable skills you gain from this course will not only prepare you for a career in science but also in areas such as finance, management, marketing, sales, business and media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Being a Biomolecular Scientist 
  • Cells & their molecules
  • Organisms & Disease
  • Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

360 alternative credits
  • Honours: 480 credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

Highers

  • Year 1 entry: AAAB or AABBC (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)
Advanced Highers
  • Year 2 entry: AB (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, in addition to requirements for Year 1 entry above)
A Levels
  • Year 1 entry: BBB (Chemistry B, Biology B, Maths GCSE B, English Language B or English Literature B)
  • Typical entry requirements: ABB
  • Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as Year 1 entry)
  • Typical entry requirements: AAA

Please note if you are taking the newly reformed Biology A level, we'll require you to pass the practical assessment included in the A level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Rest of UK

  • £9,250

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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