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University of Bath

Pharmacology

UCAS Code: B213

Master of Pharmacology - MPharmacol

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB in three A levels including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. ABB in three A levels including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering) with 33 credits achieved at Distinction in science or mathematics units and 6 credits at Merit or above. This must include 15 credits from chemistry units achieved at Distinction. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science and Science and Engineering. Our Pharmacology course is academically challenging and requires solid foundations of knowledge in Chemistry. You will need to have studied Chemistry units worth at least 15 credits and, within this, you should have completed at least 3 credits of Organic Chemistry. Recent successful applicants have studied between 15 and 21 credits of Chemistry as part of their Access course and a high proportion of Organic Chemistry. Due to the time-limited nature of an Access course, you will be expected to have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. Alternate offers: D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. We accept Sports, Exercise and Health Science as a science subject for this course.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Chemistry. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science (excluding Physical Science). If you are studying towards a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) then you must be studying the following units: Physiology of Human Body Systems, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways and Applications of Organic Chemistry. We prefer you to have also studied the following units: Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Biomedical Science, and Practical Chemical Analysis. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus AAABB in five Scottish Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

AB in Advanced Highers (including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subjects) should be achieved alongside a Scottish Higher profile of AAABB.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Pharmacology

Learn to develop more effective treatment for diseases and discover how chemicals may modify living systems. Youll be trained to become a research scientist.Youll gain knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry, biology and the physical sciences and be able to apply these principles to specific problems in pharmacology. Through our hands-on classes youll develop practical laboratory skills.This course will provide you with an integrated view of drug action linked to normal and disease-related functions of the major organ systems.The Master of Pharmacology (MPharmacol) course provides you with a greater exposure to research and practical techniques. As part of the MPharmacol youll undertake a placement in a pharmaceutical company, research institute or university. You will also complete an extensive research project, giving you invaluable experience of working in the field.Youll be trained to be a high quality, innovative and independent research scientist. As a pharmacologist you can go on to work on the development of new treatments for both human and animal diseases.If you love lab work and the idea of discovering how chemicals may modify living systems this is the degree for you.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Pharmacology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Health professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related 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.

£26k

£26k

£38k

£38k

£34k

£34k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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