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University of East London

Pharmacology

UCAS Code: B210

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required

Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units

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

D*D*

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

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

DMM

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above

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112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pharmacology

Our passion for pharmacology and our reputation for excellence stretches back to the distant days when the University of East London was called the West Ham Technical Institute. After half a century of studying drugs and how their application affects the prevention and treatment of disease, we’re now celebrating the landmark 50th anniversary of our pharmacology teaching and research at UEL.
Not only are we sure we’ve never been better, but we think our future’s never been more exciting. A new, revamped course will equip you for a rewarding future in what our prize-winning, internationally recognised lecturers believe is the most fascinating and challenging of the biosciences.
We’ll give you a thorough introduction to every area of pharmacology through our diverse and flexible approach. You’ll also leave with a thorough understanding of areas such as molecular biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics and toxicology.

Modules

YEAR 1 Bioscience (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Fundamental and Experimental Pharmacology (core) Immunology (core) Physiological Regulation (core) Work placement (short) (optional) Work placement (year) (optional) YEAR 3 Neuropsycho-pharmacology (core) Research Project (core) Systems Pharmacology and Advanced Therapeutics (core) Toxicology (core)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules 50% of the module mark
is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including
laboratory work, data analysis, essays, portfolios, oral presentations etc.) and 50% from
unseen written theory examination at the end of the semester. Some modules also include
laboratory practical exams.
Level 4 (Year 1) modules introduce you to the standards and types of assessment used at
university. Some have theory exams staged at intervals through the semester. Although they
do not contribute to your final Honours grade, you are expected to achieve at least 40% in all
Level 4 modules.
Your final Honours grade uses marks from Level 5 and Level 6 modules only. Your Level 4
modules prepare you to do your best in these later years.
Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with
the Programme Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the
programme

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

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.

86%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Teaching and educational 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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

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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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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