Pharmacology (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

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.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

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

Application codes

Course code:
BB21
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC ; OCR Diplomas also considered


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 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 .

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Pharmacology (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS