What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Biology or Chemistry plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applied Science not accepted. Applicants not studying Chemistry at A level, will require AS level Chemistry at grade C. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
To include Biology or Chemistry plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics. Applied Science not accepted. Applicants not studying Chemistry at Advanced level, will require Chemistry at Higher Level.
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Must be in Applied Science, Lab & Industrial Science or Medical Science.
6,6,5 at Higher Level to include Biology plus Chemistry or Mathematics. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Learn how drugs are discovered, developed and used to treat disease. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This well established course has been running for over 4 decades and is externally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. The course regularly receives excellent student satisfaction results in the National Student Survey. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The course makes use of our excellent facilities which are well equipped for teaching and research in Pharmacology. We pride ourselves on our hands-on approach to learning that is informed by professional practice and outstanding research. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is open to A level applicants (or equivalent) who have ideally studied both Chemistry and Biology. Full details of our entry requirements can be found on our website. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You can opt to undertake a placement abroad or to join one of our internationally-recognised research groups within the university to undertake a novel project. Throughout the duration of the course you will develop your graduate skills and attributes, enhancing your career options. AFTER THE COURSE As a pharmacologist, you may be involved in developing and testing new drugs for therapeutic and toxic effects or organising clinical trials. You may be registering new products or you could move into medical sales and the development of marketing strategies, while a number of our graduates also choose to undertake postgraduate study.
Your first year includes a general introduction to university level-education and to the systems of the body and the diseases that affect them. During the second year you will explore drug treatments for diseases affecting a broad range of organ systems. In your final year you will consider future targets for drug discovery and focus on a research project of your choice.
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