University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Pharmacology (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

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On this degree you will study how the normal human body is affected by disease and then learn in detail how drugs affect normal function and try to restore normal function in many pathological conditions. You will explore where drugs come from and how they are developed, with extensive hands-on experience discovering how drugs interact with and affect molecules, cells and whole organisms. If you have an interest in how medicines work and want to learn more about how they are used now and what new drugs will do in the future, then this is the ideal course for you.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codePH15
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level 72 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science. Pass Science Practical if applicable
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Applied Science required
Access to HE Diploma 72 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science. Pass Science Practical if applicable
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM Applied Science required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science. Pass Science Practical if applicable
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP Applied Science required
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM Applied Science required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Pharmacology (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS