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Pharmacology and Physiology (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Pharmacology and Physiology (Honours) degree 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 use in medicines for the treatment of disease. 
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Overview

Pharmacology and physiology are 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.

The Pharmacology and Physiology (Honours) degree 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 hospitals.

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.

In addition, new students will benefit from our use of the METI Patient Care Simulator platform, as an exciting novel teaching tool.

The Pharmacology and Physiology BSc Honours will enable you to acquire a broad understanding of the normal and abnormal physiological function, including the biology of representative disease states.

You will become proficient in explaining and applying information about the mode of therapeutic action, undesirable and toxic effects, absorption, distribution and elimination of exemplar drugs. You will also develop the problem-solving skills and research strategies necessary to evaluate, critically appraise and systematically review pharmacology and physiology.

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 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Application of Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Human Physiology
  • Science: History, Philosophy and Practice
  • Bioinformatics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Medical Physiology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry

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 – CCC to BBB (to include two science subjects from biology, chemistry, physics and maths)
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including 2 higher level science subjects. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MMM to DDM in Applied Science
  • BTEC Diploma – DD to D*D* in Applied Science
  • Access – 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course with at least a merit in all Biology or Chemistry modules

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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