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BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

 

Pharmacologists play a vital role in the discovery and development of new medicines that benefit human and animal health.

This programme involves a high proportion of practical work, including a five-day practical molecular biology workshop that brings together theory and practice, to equip you with the laboratory skills employers need. You will gain an understanding of how the body works, what goes wrong in disease and how drugs can be used to manage these diseased states.

The successful UK drug industry employs 70,000 people and generates a further 250,000 jobs in related industries. In Scotland, the expansion of health-related industries and the biotechnology sector means that demand for graduates in this area currently outstrips supply.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

Career options include research in an academic environment, hospitals and government laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Other career paths include teaching, management, medical sales, information science and the Forensic Science Service. Another option is to continue your studies to PhD level, opening up further career opportunities.

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Course Contents

  • Chemistry

  • Cells and Biomolecules

  • Physiology 1 & 2

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 1

  • Introduction to Microbiology

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 2

  • Immunology, Pathophysiology

  • Fundamental Cell Biology

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