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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.9k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Chemistry and a second science Acceptable second sciences: Biology (preferred), Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Geology and Applied Science For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Chemistry and a second science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDD in Applied Science with Merits in modules 1 and 5 (they are two ‘theory’ externally assessed modules - Principles and Applications of Science I and II. For previous BTEC (QCF) qualification: DDD in Applied Science with at least 120 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including relevant units in Biology and Chemistry. Please note alternative BTEC subjects are not acceptable for this programme. Download our BTEC Applied Science unit requirements for School of Life Sciences document for more information available on the University of Liverpool course page.

International Baccalaureate

34 including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in a second science at Higher Level

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


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

Pharmacology is an exciting branch of experimental science concerned with drugs and how they work in the fight against disease. Taught by leading academics who are active researchers in their fields in a rich and vibrant environment, you will study the physiological and biochemical processes underlying diseases such as AIDS, malaria, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular and neurological disease, and learn how drug molecules can be designed to relieve symptoms and combat the disease process. This course provides an advanced programme using different forms of teaching, including lecture-based study of classical pharmacology, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular toxicology, cancer pharmacology, and many others. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.


University of Liverpool

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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

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?

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Student score Not Available

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 97% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.9k HIGH
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


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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