On this degree you’ll study the human body in both normal and altered states, including the development of disease processes. You’ll gather a sound understanding of how drugs and medicines can have a beneficial effect on the body and how adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals can arise. If you have an interest in the human body and want to learn more about how the body functions to maintain a stable environment then this is the ideal course for you. It is the perfect route if you want a career in the pharmaceutical industry – drug testing, drug research, drug design and development, lab work or other bioscience based careers.
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 Diploma in Applied Science at grades DD in conjunction with an A Level or other acceptable qualification to meet total UCAS points of 128. The Science element can be met from specific BTEC units or from an A Level in Biology or Chemistry at grade C.
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 in Biology or Chemistry at grade 5
GCSE: Maths and English Grade C/4
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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BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology, 2017
Having always had an interest in drug development, Sophie Harrison chose to study BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology as she wasn’t sure which career path to take and the course offered “anatomy understanding as well as pharmacokinetics.”
Now, Sophie works as a Clinical Trial Assistant at MAC Clinical Research in Manchester. Her duties include performing phase 1 clinical trials, laboratory work and clinical work – analysis, blood sampling, venepuncture, ECG and EEGs.
BSc (Hons), Physiology and Pharmacology, 2017
Victoria Richards knew that she wanted to do a science degree, leading to a very hands-on role, therefore a lot of laboratory experience while at University was a big decider for her. This, added with a keen interest in pharmacology as well as the molecular aspect of science, meant UCLan’s BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology course was the right choice. Victoria has since progressed to work as an Analytical Laboratory Scientist at PCCA Limited.
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.
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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.