36 months
24500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Play a vital role in the discovery, development and testing of treatments to improve global health with the Pharmacology (Hons) degree offered at University of Bath.

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If you love lab work and are interested in health and disease but don't want to work in a patient-facing role, then this could be the course for you. Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs on the body – where they act, what they do, and their mechanism of action.

On the Pharmacology (Hons)  course at University of Bath , you’ll gain an integrated view of drug action linked to disease-related functions of the major organ systems. You’ll enhance your understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry, biology and the physical sciences, and learn to apply these principles to specific problems in drug discovery.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MPharmacol Pharmacology course.

Study pharmacology from day one

Unlike many universities that start with a general core science year, we teach pharmacology from the outset. This means you'll be confident going into your placement or final year project, knowing you already have two years of specialist knowledge and practical experience under your belt.

Learn in specialist labs

As a highly practical course, you'll get to spend a lot of time in our dedicated pharmacology labs, designed to reflect the practical settings found in industry.

You'll be trained in a wide range of traditional and molecular lab techniques across organic and analytical chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, microbiology and pharmaceutics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and scientific communication for pharmacologists
  • Introduction to experimental pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of pharmacology: from molecules to medicines 
  • Fundamentals of pharmacology: the healthy body 
  • Pharmacology of the central nervous system
  • Drug discovery
  • Pharmacokinetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE requirements
  • GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B).
  • Compulsory A level subjects
  • AAB including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject.
  • A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).ABB including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Alternative A level offer

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 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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