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St George's, University of London

Clinical Pharmacology

UCAS Code: B210

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Biology or Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Predicted grades of D3, M2, M2. Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

16 points at Higher level including Biology or Chemistry, with at least a 5. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be in Maths (or Maths Studies) and English Language, if at least a B (Grade 6) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B

Three Advanced Highers at ABB, including Chemistry or Biology.

UCAS Tariff

87-128

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology is the study of all aspects of drugs as they relate to humans. Our BSc (Hons.) Clinical Pharmacology is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of how drugs are developed, from discovery of molecules to treatment of patients. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter a career in the life sciences, working in industry, academia or healthcare particularly in the development of new medicines.

This course has been designed with advice from a wide range of potential employers including the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organisations, universities and healthcare. It is focused on developing skills required by these employers, as well as on acquiring knowledge. At the end of your studies you will be well equipped to apply for a job with these or other employers or go on to further study in scientific research or healthcare.

Our curriculum offers the opportunity to see what work is like in industry and healthcare through short placements and through hearing about the experiences of visiting lectures. Students may opt to do an additional professional training year working with an employer to build their skills between years 2 and 3 of the course. Students graduate with a BSc (Hons) Clinical Pharmacology.

Assessment methods

Skills portfolio, practical assessments, written exams

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University of London

Department:

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Health professionals
26%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. 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, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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