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Pharmacology, BSc/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Pharmacology programme from University of Glasgow is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs, which are used by millions of people worldwide to treat and cure a huge number of diseases. 
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By studying the Pharmacology programme from University of Glasgow you can join the search for new drugs to treat diseases for which there is currently no cure.

You'll be taught by world-class researchers from our internationally-renowned MVLS research institutes.

You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Sciences in the UK drawing on hundreds of years of teaching and research experience.

The Glasgow Pharmacological Society offers a fantastic opportunity to make friends, socialise and become a part of our scientific community

Our campus development project supports cutting-edge facilities, improved teaching spaces and an enhanced student experience.


Our graduates are well placed for a variety of employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, National Health Service, research, health promotion, medical sales and liaison, medical writing and education.

Careers of some of our graduates include:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientific officer (MLSO): NHS
  • Medical Writer: Complete Medical Group
  • Publications manager: AstraZeneca 
  • Supervisory Pharmacologist: U.S Food and Drug Administration
  • Pharmacist: Boots Group

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      Pharmacology MSci: 5 year degree

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and taught general scientific skills.
  • In semester 1, you will develop your knowledge of fundamental aspects of biology. In semester 2, you will be introduced to specialist subject areas according to your interests (e.g. animal biology; biomolecular sciences; human biology; infection biology).
  • If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will study the principles on which pharmacology is based, and the effects and mechanisms of action of the major drugs, and undertake specialised study of molecular, cardiovascular and neuro-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.

  • 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


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry A-level at Grades A or B. 


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 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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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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