London Metropolitan University

Pharmacology London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why study this course?

This course focuses on how chemical compounds interact with living systems, looking particularly at drugs and their effects on disease. If you want to be involved in developing or testing new safe drugs for illnesses, or the analysis of pharmacological data, this practical degree will teach you the key laboratory and analytical skills in our cutting-edge Science Centre and in the classroom.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

You’ll learn about the way molecules act on receptors to produce particular effects in the body, and use this information to understand how compounds can be used to treat disease. You’ll look at examples such as the way antipsychotic drugs are used to treat schizophrenia and the types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. You’ll also study drug development and screening, as well as how to best analyse pharmacological data.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures and tutorials, online facilities and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art £30 million Science Centre. You’ll complete an independent research project in your final year and also have the option to undertake a work placement in the industry to gain real, hands-on experience and boost your CV.

What our students say

“I really enjoyed the Pharmacology course and a huge part of this was due to excellent lab facilities. I found lecturers and tutors helpful, and they were able to engage me in the subjects they taught. I can truly say that I'm glad that I've chosen this university and course."

“I would recommend London Met not only because of the great opportunities it offers to students but also because the lecturers are passionate and dedicated to forming the next generation of scientists. Additionally, London Met is a vast, multicultural and very enriching place to study; I would definitely recommend it. The course prepared me very well for a career in science and offered me all the necessary tools and opportunities to become what I always wanted to be.”

Course details

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Cell and Molecular Biology (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Laboratory Science (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Bioanalytical Science (core, 30 credits)
Key Concepts in Pharmacology (core, 30 credits)
Metabolism and Microbiology (core, 30 credits)
Molecules of Heredity and Defence (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Biochemical Pathology (core, 30 credits)
Integrated Pharmacology (core, 30 credits)
Research Project (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Advanced Bioanalytical Science (option, 15 credits)
Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (option, 15 credits)
Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)
Formulation and Manufacture (option, 30 credits)
Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)
Systems Pathology (option, 15 credits)
Virology (option, 15 credits)
Work Placement (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through progress tests, datasheets, comprehension exercises, practical portfolios, and end-of-module examinations.


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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 88 points
A level CCD Typical offer CCD (88 UCAS points from two or more A levels) includng a minimum grade C in Biology and Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject with passes in Level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCDDD A minimum of 88 UCAS points from three passes at Higher level, including biology and chemistry, and English and Maths at Standard level.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths. Must include biology and chemistry.

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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