Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Study the process of new drug discovery and the development of therapies for treating human disease on our Pharmacology degree. Pharmacology is a science central to modern medicine. Understanding the causes and progression of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma and HIV provides approaches to designing effective drug molecules which can relieve the symptoms or treat the disease. This course takes a modern approach to studying drug design, and the pathways involved. The course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to develop the lab skills needed to become an employable Pharmacology graduate, and the practical sessions are delivered in modern, spacious teaching laboratories. Pharmacology is taught by enthusiastic academic and professional staff who will provide continuous support throughout your studies at Chester Medical School. The academic staff are research active and continually strive to promote research within areas of Pharmacology, in which they have published research findings and discussed their work at national and international conferences. You will have the opportunity to join a research team to undertake your research dissertation in the final year. Pharmacology graduates are highly sought after in medical research laboratories and in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Learning is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. The overall balance between these two forms of assessment is approximately 50:50. Coursework assessments may consist of laboratory reports, data handling exercises, essays, poster and oral presentations, allowing a full range of skills to be developed. The end-of-module assessment is normally by examination, consisting of a combination of multiple choice questions (MCQs), short answer or long answer questions.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC ; OCR Diplomas also considered
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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