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Bachelor of Pharmacology (Hons)
Bachelor of Pharmacology (Hons)

Bachelor of Pharmacology (Hons)

  • ID:UH440128
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

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English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English, 4/C in Mathematics and 4/C in Science.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

The massive research expenditure of Britain’s pharmaceutical companies and the fierce competition in the field ensures a continual demand for well-trained pharmacology graduates. This degree covers all aspects of drugs and their uses as medicines. You’ll learn how new drugs are discovered and tested and understand the reasons for their effectiveness in treating disease. You’ll also gain an appreciation of why new drugs are needed and how they can be developed. Our links with major pharmaceutical companies will provide cutting edge insight into the drug discovery process and give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience during your placement year. This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

  • Strong emphasis on the contribution of Pharmacology to the process of Drug Discovery, taught by staff with extensive experience of working in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • You'll have the opportunity to complete a laboratory based final year project in our state of the art Science Building
  • You can choose to do a placement year in the industry, including Astra Zeneca, GSK, Eisai and Celgene

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our Biosciences graduates are highly sought after by employers in the industry due to the reputation of our teaching, the vocational element to our degrees and the fact that many of our students already have a year's work experience when they graduate which they gain in the sandwich year. Graduates can find employment in the pharmaceutical, food and drink, agrochemical and biotechnology industries as well as in industrial, academic and charity funded research. Some graduates also go on to work in health care and environment agencies. First salaries range from £12,000 to £22,000 pa.

Typical job titles of recent graduates:

  • Trainee Biomedical Scientist,
  • Clinical Trials Associate,
  • Drug Safety Coordinator,
  • Medical Representative,
  • Lab Scientist,
  • Microbiologist,
  • Research Assistant,
  • Tissue Culture Technologist,
  • Donor Transplant Assistant.

Typical employers of recent graduates:

  • Pfizer,
  • Denfleet Pharma Ltd,
  • Health Protection Agency,
  • GlaxoSmithKline,
  • AstraZeneca,
  • NHS Trusts,
  • Lark Technology.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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