Are you interested in how drugs are made? Are you fascinated by the human body and what happens in disease?
The BSc Pharmacology course explores all this and more. On this degree you’ll study how disease affects the normal human body and learn in detail how drugs restore normal function. You will explore where drugs come from and how they are developed. Teaching is guided by research specialisms of the staff members, and includes neuropharmacology, nanotechnology, cancer treatments, and drugs of abuse. With over 300 hours of practical classes you will gain extensive hands-on experience discovering how molecules, cells and whole organisms function and how they are affected by drugs. This culminates in an extended final year research project, allowing you to apply your knowledge and practical skills to an in-depth study.
If you have an interest in how medicines work and want to learn more about what new drugs will do in the future, then this is the ideal course for you.
UCLan’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology provision is now ranked 15th in the UK according to the Guardian 2020 University Guide, having climbed 15 places over the past two years.
Full time: three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points including either Chemistry or Biology at grade C. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Applied Science - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 104-112 UCAS Points including 15 credits at Level 3 in Chemistry or Biology Modules at Distinction
International Baccalaureate: 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects including Higher Level Biology or Chemistry at grade 5
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.