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Master of Pharmacology - MPharmacol years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAB must include Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. Alternate offers: ABB including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject plus on of the following: grade A in an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Scottish Highers

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

Scottish Advanced Highers

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science plus grade A in A-Level Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher Level including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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


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

Learn to develop more effective treatment for diseases and discover how chemicals may modify living systems. You’ll be trained to become a research scientist. You’ll 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 you’ll 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 you’ll 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. You’ll 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.


University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

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 87%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
34% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
423 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


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 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.
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