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Course summary

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs act on the human body and vice versa. It is the science of drugs, as well as their physical and chemical properties. It is thanks to Pharmacologists that an individual can take an aspirin for a headache, or an anaesthetic for a filling. The course will cover the drugs that affect major systems of the body including the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems. Topics include pharmacological techniques, toxicology and anticancer drugs. The course will provide an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of drug classes, safety and efficacy and drug action. It also will give a sound understanding of the drug development process. This course will equip you with the skills needed for a wide range of careers in healthcare, working in the NHS, medical research laboratories and/or teaching in academia or pharmaceutical research. You may also decide to pursue a medicine or dentistry degree.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B210
Institution code:
W05
Campus name:
Main site - West London
Campus code:
M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Must include a science subject at level 3. GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, plus 2 further sciences.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Pharmacology at University of West London - UCAS