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Clinical Pharmacology MSc (MedSci)

Clinical Pharmacology MSc (MedSci)

Key information
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Qualification type

MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

Subject areas

Pharmacology Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Clinical Pharmacology degree programme offers focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century. As a student on the MSc Clinical Pharmacology programme, you will acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinical research. Crucially, in addition to a firm grasp of the principles of molecular pharmacology, you will also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.

This Clinical Pharmacology MSc is one of only a few UK postgraduate programmes that cover clinical pharmacology in sufficient detail to allow you to make an informed choice about pursuing clinical pharmacology as a career. During this course, you will learn the basics of molecular genetics and population genetics as applied to pharmacogenetics and gene therapy. They will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in molecular methods and analysis along with critical interpretation of genomic literature. This will enable you to analyse, synthesise and formulate an action plan for personalised patient care. Students will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to engage in and contribute to discussions about therapeutic issues in the commercial and academic research environments. As part of the MSc Clinical Pharmacology degree, you will undertake your own research project under expert supervision, which will allow you to consolidate your knowledge and apply the skills you have acquired.

At every stage of the MSc Clinical Pharmacology you will benefit from the close involvement of clinical academics and visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry and national drug regulatory bodies: the programme is specifically designed to prepare graduate for future senior roles within the pharmaceutical medicine. Guest lecturers have recently included staff from Pfizer, Servier, Johnson & Johnson and the Scottish Medicines Consortium.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Topics in Therapeutics: General Topics and Cardiovascular Drugs - Core
Pharmaceutical Medicine - Core
Drug Disposition - Core
Topics in Therapeutics: Commonly Used Drugs - Core
Medical Statistics 1 - Core
Medical Statistics 2 - Core
Pharmacogenomics & Molecular Medicine: Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine - Core
Principles of Pharmacology - Core
Dissertation/Project - Core
Pharmacogenomics & Molecular Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenomics & Molecular Medicine - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The programme is open to medical, pharmacy and bioscience graduates. You should have an Honours degree or equivalent in your subject. In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates or bioscience graduates with an Ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience. Whilst not essential, demonstration of appropriate postgraduate experience or relevant employment may enhance your application. You are required to provide two references and full degree transcript plus a personal statement indicating why you wish to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more