Pharmacology at Bangor University - UCAS

Course summary

Pharmacology is the study of how medicines work and how they affect us. Pharmacologists contribute greatly to medicine through the discovery of new treatments. A Pharmacology BSc degree will provide you with the opportunity for an innovative and exciting career in discovering and testing new drugs or conducting research through clinical trials. This Pharmacology BSc degree will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry or in academic research.  The Pharmacology BSc is designed to equip you with science-based skills and knowledge in medicines and how they work, as well as how they are used, and assessed for their effectiveness and value. The course combines different forms of teaching that cover the principles of pharmacology, cancer and cardiovascular pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, and many other topic areas. You will study how drugs are discovered, trialled in humans, and assessed by organisations such as regulatory authorities and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.   This Pharmacology BSc will enable you to develop, integrate and apply your knowledge at the interface of scientific discovery and clinical practice. Your rich understanding of the whole pathway for medicines, from the basic sciences to policy, will provide skills for various career opportunities, including large and small pharmaceutical and biotech industries, healthcare organisations and academic research. With an upper second class Honours, you would be eligible to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine at almost all UK medical schools who offer this.   ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options may be available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Pharmacology with Foundation Year B20F.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Pharmacology with a Foundation Year (UCAS Code: B20F)

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For the most up-to-date information on acceptable English Language proficiency qualifications, please visit our webpage below.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Pharmacology at Bangor University - UCAS