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.
National Student Survey 2017
93.3% of our Physiology students feel like staff valued their opinions on the course - in the top 10 in the UK. Our Physiology students rated our learning resources highly with 97.8% feeling that the library resources supported their learning.
Full-time: three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Applied Science. 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: Distinction, Distinction, Merit
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects including grade HL5 in Biology or Chemistry.
GCSE: Maths and English Grade C/4
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
2017 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 2017/18 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.