36 months
14250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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If you have an interest in the human body and want to learn more about how the body functions to maintain a stable environment then Physiology and Pharmacology (Hons) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is the ideal course for you.

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This degree programme offers you the opportunity to study the two related disciplines of physiology and pharmacology. In the physiological aspects of the course, you will gain a firm understanding of the range of processes happening in the various tissues and organs of the human body, how these are altered in response to external and internal stimuli, and how these go wrong in disease states.

The pharmacology aspects will focus on how drugs act on the human body and how they can be used as medications to restore normal physiology. You’ll be provided with a comprehensive introduction to basic bioscience and develop essential laboratory and study skills.

You’ll also undertake advanced physiology and pharmacology learning where you will be introduced to altered human physiology in disease (pathophysiology) and begin to understand the actions of common drugs that are used to treat these states.

Future careers

It is the perfect route if you want a career in the pharmaceutical industry – drug testing, drug research, drug design and development, lab work or other bioscience based careers.

As a graduate from this Physiology and Pharmacology (Hons) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  you can go on to follow careers within industrial settings (eg drug design and development, quality assurance, coordinating clinical trials). You could also pursue research careers in physiology-related areas after a period of postgraduate study (PhDs, undertaken both here and in other universities).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Skills in Biosciences
  • Biosciences in Practice
  • Bioscience Practical Skills
  • Molecules to Cells
  • Physiology and Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS: 104-120 points at A2 including Chemistry or Biology at C. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship & community Studies not accepted
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM - DDM including Maths and Biology or Chemistry units
  • BTEC Diploma: D*D*
  • Pass Access Course: 104-120 UCAS points
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 104-120 points from Higher Level Subjects
  • T Level: M including A2 Chemistry or Biology at C
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
  • GCSEs: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Sandwich year: £1000 for the sandwich year (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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