Pharmacology with Research Placement at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Interested in discovering how drugs work to fight diseases? Want to play your part in discovering new treatments in a fast-paced industry responding to a rapidly changing world? Our Pharmacology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) course offers a programme of learning designed to give you the solid grounding you need to set off on your chosen career path, whether it’s in research, pharmaceutical industries or the health sector. This degree introduces you to potentially exciting career opportunities where you can make an impact in a variety of areas, including medical research. This version of the course includes a compulsory UK placement year a supervised research placement in your area of interest, available after your second year, allowing you to put your skills to test at sites in the UK or abroad. Why Study Pharmacology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll have the opportunity to develop your deductive, analytical and communication skills, which will be vital when you venture out into the real world. Taught by doctoral level staff, you’ll be gaining real-world experience in this course by learning in our new £18.2 million facilities, which include purpose-built state-of-the-art biological sciences labs where you’ll be able to use modern, scientific instrumentation. You’ll be learning from the best in this course, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Professional Bodies This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology and accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. As a student on this course, you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Molecular and Cellular Biology • Biochemistry 1 • Physiology 1: Structure and Function • Research Skills • Medical Pharmacology • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Pharmacology emphasises how drugs work and are used in the treatment of disease. The course aims to develop your technical and scientific competence along with your deductive, analytical and communication skills. It has a modular structure that allows you to follow your own interests. In the final year, you can undertake an extended research project in the laboratory with expert supervision. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Assessment includes written exams, multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and assessment of laboratory skills. The final-year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Pharmacology with Research Placement at University of Huddersfield - UCAS