Pharmacology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Our passion for pharmacology stretches over half a century of studying drugs and how their application affects the prevention and treatment of disease. This is why we look to the future by placing emphasis on emerging therapeutic strategies and research opportunities on our new, revamped course. Our lecturers' calibre has been recognised by the British Pharmacology Society (BPS) with the 2014 Rang Prize for excellence in pharmacological teaching. They will give you a thorough introduction to every area of pharmacology through our diverse and flexible approach. If you don't have the standard qualifications or you're coming from an extended break in education, our foundation year is the perfect building block to move you onto the next level – even if you're not sure if this is the right degree for you.


Foundation Year: Essential Skills for Higher Education (Mental Wealth) (Core), Essential Maths & ICT (Core), Career & Professional Skills (Mental Wealth) (Core), Human Biology (Core), Introduction to the Study of Cells (Core), Chemistry of Life (Core), Optional Short Placement (Optional) Year 1: Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth) (Core), Essential Chemistry (Core), Cell Biology (Core), Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Core), Fundamentals in Human Anatomy and Physiology (Core), Fundamentals in Microbiology (Core), Level 4 Short Work Placement (Optional) Year 2: Infection & Immunity (Core), Physiological Regulation (Core), Fundamental & Experimental Pharmacology (Core), Drug, Discovery, Development and Regulation (Core), Cellular Biochemistry (Core), Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth (Core), Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year) (Optional), Level 5 Short Work Placement (Optional) Year 3: Neuropsychopharmacology & Emerging Therapeutics (Core), Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pharmacology (Core), Immunopharmacology & Chemotherapeutics (Core), Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth) (Core), Toxicology (Core), New Frontiers in Pharmacology (Core), Level 6 Short Work Placement (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we'll give you as much feedback as possible. Year 1 - 58% Portfolio/Coursework, 42% Laboratory/Practical/ICT Year 2 - 35% Portfolio/Coursework 32% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 25% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 8% Group Project/Presentation Year 3 - 57% Portfolio/Coursework, 28% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 10% Case Study/PBL, 5% Group Project/Presentation You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Pharmacology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS