Pharmacology (with Foundation Year) at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Pharmacology (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

This Pharmacology with Foundation Year BSc is aimed at those who are not quite ready to enter our three year Pharmacology BSc (B200) and need to further develop confidence and subject-specific academic skills. Successful completion of the Foundation Year enables you to progress onto the three year Pharmacology BSc. 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 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. The Pharmacology BSc degree will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry or in academic research. This Pharmacology with Foundation Year 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 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 are 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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as: Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, Cambridge Technical Certificates and Diplomas; Irish Leaving Certificate. We also welcome applications from mature learners and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at:

English language requirements

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

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

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 .

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Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Pharmacology (with Foundation Year) at Bangor University - UCAS