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Course summary

Clinical pharmacology is the science of designing and testing medicines for use in humans. Clinical pharmacologists work at the meeting point between the laboratory and clinic, developing discoveries into medicines. They also identify clinical problems that need investigation in research settings. Clinical pharmacologists are in high demand and have been described by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) as ‘one of four scientists that save the world every day’. St George’s Clinical Pharmacology BSc is the only course of its kind in the UK, designed in collaboration with industry to prepare students for employment from the outset. The course takes a holistic view of the development of drugs, from understanding disease processes and identifying possible drug targets to organising testing, rolling out clinical trials, negotiating complex regulations and licensing and finally, treating patients and potentially saving lives. You’ll relate your learning to real life through case studies and practical activities, which in 2020 included students assisting with the running and management of Covid-19 testing of students across St George’s. The curriculum is based around seven core modules which run alongside each other throughout the course, allowing you to understand topics from different perspectives and reinforce your learning. Every student spends six weeks on industry-related work experience in Year 2 and the course has excellent professional links with the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), regulatory bodies, contract research organisations and major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies. Course highlights

  • The only undergraduate course in the UK dedicated to clinical pharmacology, designed in collaboration with industry.
  • Taught by experienced practising clinicians and scientists, many of whom are involved with research and clinical trials associated with the fight against Covid-19.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the human body and fundamentals of science through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms.
About St George’s, University of London Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions. St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and Covid-19.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit the International Qualifications page on our website.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall (including minimum 6.5 in Writing and a 6 in all other components).

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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
EU £19250* Year 1
International £19250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Clinical Pharmacology BSc at St George's, University of London - UCAS