What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
BB in Biology or Chemistry and at least one other from Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics and Mathematics
Grades BBB at Higher - Biology or Chemistry and at least one other from Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics or Mathematics. We can also consider Advanced Highers
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers87%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£1,820
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
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
Applied pharmacology is the study of how drugs and medications affect how our body works. Drugs can be used to both maintain a healthy lifestyle and treat or cure disease. This course will provide you with the skills to work in a variety of areas related to the pharmaceutical industry and the broader area of research.Aside from just focussing on drugs, this course uniquely integrates a focus on nutritional factors which also impact on people's health.
Year 1: Cell biology and genetics; human physiology; biochemistry; developmental biology and ageing; microbiology; introduction to food and nutrition; key investigative skills; health psychology; health and welfare. Year 2: Human physiology and pharmacology; systems biology; molecular biology; medical microbiology; immunology; nutrition: energy and macronutrients; laboratory investigative procedures; professional development; key investigative skills. Year 3: Molecular pharmacology; neuropharmacology; clinical sciences; neuroscience; drug abuse and addiction. Year 4: Dissertation; molecular pharmacology; current issues in health sciences; clinical microbiology; performance enhancing drugs.
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh is one of the newest universities in the country. QMU combines a relevant education, a high standard of living, a great student experience and a phenomenal employability rate to create a unique university for the 6,000 students who study here. Nearly 80% of our student population is female, all enjoying what Edinburgh has to offer as a top student city.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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?