Immunology is the study of the immune system and how the body defends itself against disease. It helps us understand how the immune system is tricked into attacking its own tissue, leading to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or allergy. It's significantly helped modern medicine in areas such as blood transfusion, vaccination, organ transplantation along with the treatment of allergy, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
It's also made vital contributions to cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology, and is starting to make major inroads into the food industry, agriculture and veterinary science.
Pharmacology is the study of how drugs and other chemicals affect the body in health and disease. It also explores the development of new and improved medicines and the treatment of disease.
The opportunity to choose specific degree combinations will allow you to go into specialist biomedical science areas such as neuroscience, cardiovascular research, immunopharmacology, industrial immunology, drug research, biochemistry, microbiology and bacteriology
You could be involved in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or even slowing down the ageing process.
Immunology and Pharmacology (Hons) graduates from the University of Strathclyde 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.
Many students also continue on to postgraduate studies and research.
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.
Royal Society of Biology
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- Being a Biomolecular Scientist
- Cells & their molecules
- Organisms & Disease
- Bio-Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Immunology
- Advanced Pharmacology
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- 36 months
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- Honours: 480 credits
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Pharmacy Biochemistry View 136 other Masters in Pharmacy in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Year 1 entry: AABB or AAAC (two sciences, including Higher Biology/Human Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry |(if not at Higher) National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)
- Year 2 entry: BB (Chemistry B and Biology B, in addition to requirements for Year 1 above)
- Year 1 entry: BBB (two Sciences, including Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not at A Level) GCSE B, Maths GCSE B, GCSE English Language B or English Literature B
- Typical entry requirements: ABB
- Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)
- Typical entry requirements: AAA
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International20650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- Rest of UK: £9,250
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.