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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will give you a deep understanding of pharmacology, and allow you to put this into practice through laboratory practicals and projects in our world-class facilities. We will train you in the design and execution of practical approaches to the mechanisms by which drugs act. This programme will provide you with a strong platform from which to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical or research-related industries, or for further in-depth research in the field with a PhD.

The taught component of the programme includes a required lecture-based module in which you will study systems and cellular pharmacology, which is complemented by a lab-based practical module. You will also undertake projects to develop your critical thinking and research skills, such as a literature research module, a research design module and a lab-based practical research project. On the MSc you will take 180 credits including a 60-credit research project.

The programme provides training in the design and execution of practical approaches to the investigation of the mechanisms by which drugs act. Our extensive training in research skills mean that many of our graduates go on to PhD research degrees, or transfer their skills and knowledge to work in the pharmaceutical or research-related industries.

Different course options

Full time | Waterloo Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is designed to familiarise students with fundamentals of pharmacological experimentation and to encourage an hypothesis-led approach to research problems. The practical classes on this module are based around experiments in tissue and cellular pharmacology. Students will be required to use the data acquired during the practicals as the basis for writing three reports in the form of scientific papers. These reports will form the basis for assessment of the course unit. The module also includes workshops on statistics, risk assessment and use of information resources.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) or a 2:1 first degree (or international equivalents) in a biomedical science, pharmacy, medicine or related subject or, in chemistry if the course includes sufficient biological support.