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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
97% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A-Level Chemistry or Biology at Grade C + one other Science subject required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DMM

UCAS tariff points
104

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies & Critical Thinking not accepted.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course explores how chemicals – in particular, drugs – interact with living systems both in health and disease. It focuses on biological rather than chemical processes, and meets the curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacological Society. The course includes the option to undertake extended work experience.

Modules

Examples of Modules: Year 1 - Genes, Cells and Tissues; The Chemical Foundations of Life; Scientific and Laboratory Skills; Human Physiology; Year 2 - Molecular Biology of the Cell; Principles of Pharmacology with Research Methods; Infection and Immunity; System Pharmacology; Year 3 - Sandwich year; Year 4 - Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science; Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Diseases; Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics OR Brain and Behaviour; Project/Dissertation (Bioscience)

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Staff value students' opinions

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
301 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are health professionals

48%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year – the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is in demand with the pharmaceutical and medical industries alike and there are some worries about whether the UK is producing enough graduates, though of late, unemployment rates have actually been a little high. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate – if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, although there have been some concerns expressed about whether opportunities have kept pace with a subject that has rapidly increased in popularity, unemployment rates are ultra-low and over 95% of working pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly as retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses; telling you that these are degrees in demand.
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