Pharmacology at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Pharmacology BSc provides a broad and varied coverage of modern biological sciences, where you will investigate some of the most exciting areas of current life sciences research. On successful completion of the programme, you will develop the skill set required to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Why choose this course?

  • Conduct an experimental research project at Keele or whilst on placement in a real research or industrial environment
  • Hone your communication skills by presenting your research findings in the context of a realistic research conference
  • Develop practical skills in our state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Experience the world of employment by spending a year in industry
With a focus on molecular pharmacology and drug discovery, our BSc offers a strong grounding in the core biological topics that underpin effective study in the field. You will gain a solid understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, physiology and anatomy and their application to the development and pharmacology of acquired and inherited disease. To strengthen your understanding in these core areas and to provide context to your leaning, you will explore:
  • The mode of action of drugs used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions
  • Selective toxicity
  • Modern drug discovery
  • Emerging technologies in drug development
  • The drug development pipeline
  • The wider societal impact of pharmacology
During years two and three of your studies, you will have the flexibility to choose from optional modules that are aligned to your career goals or interests. In your third year of study, you will put the skills you have developed into practice by completing an experimental research project, which can either be completed at Keele or whilst on placement in a real research or industrial environment. To enhance your communication skills, you will present your research findings at our final year conference, where you will benefit from enhanced networking and employer engagement opportunities. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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From Friday 5 July: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 15 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 16 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 17 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 18 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 19 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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Pharmacology at Keele University - UCAS