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Course summary

This degree is for those who want to specialise in a single biomedical sciences option at Masters level. The MSc Advanced Pharmacology will provide you with a comprehensive three-part science training module. Firstly, unlike many Masters courses, we offer you dedicated training in a broad suite of practical laboratory skills. Secondly, this is complemented by two unique classes that develop your transferrable skills in statistics, presentations, career development, and ethics, as well as honing your science writing skills and your ability to design experiments and analyse sophisticated datasets. Thirdly, our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields and you'll be taught by active researchers or practising clinical professionals. Our Masters in Advanced Pharmacology offers a choice of classes allowing you to select a pathway to suit your future aspirations. The programme has a special focus on how drugs and other chemicals affect the body in health and disease. You'll explore the development of new and improved medicines and the treatment of disease.


Generic Skills for Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Students; Entrepreneurship; Postgraduate Studies in Pharmacology; Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research 1&2; Advanced Topics in Biomedical Research; Research Project; In Vivo Biology; Drug Discovery; Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Pharmacology; Postgraduate Studies in Applied Pharmacology.

Assessment method

Assessment of taught classes is through the following; multiple choice tests; computer quizzes; problem solving scenarios poster & oral presentations; essays; formal written exams. The laboratory project is assessed through a written thesis.

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in a biological or chemical discipline. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Advanced Pharmacology at University of Strathclyde - UCAS