Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Applied Pharmacology (year 3 only) Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Applied pharmacology is the study of how drugs and medications affect how our body works. Drugs can be used to both maintain a healthy lifestyle and treat or cure disease.

This course will provide you with the skills to work in a variety of areas related to the pharmaceutical industry and the broader area of research.

Aside from just focussing on drugs, this course uniquely integrates a focus on nutritional factors which also impact on people's health.

For 2020, this course is accepting applications for year 3 only.

Course details


Year Three modules
• Clinical Sciences
• Dissertation (choice of topic)
• Drug Abuse and Addiction
• Integrating Module 3
• Molecular Pharmacology
• Advanced Neuroscience
• Professional Module
• Scientific Enquiry and Evaluation

Year Four modules
• Advanced Medical Microbiology and Immunology
• Advanced Molecular Pharmacology
• Current Issues in Cancer
• Current Issues in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease
• Current Issues in Health
• Honours Project (research)
• Performance Enhancing Drugs
• Research Communication
• Research Process

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 code B210
Institution code Q25
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

International applicants

IELTS of 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Scottish HNC Not accepted
Scottish HND Pass CB in Graded Unit required:
HND Applied (Biological) Sciences
Other courses may be suitable

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time Rest of UK (RUK) students commencing in 2020/21 on a 4 year Honours programme, will be required to pay fees for the first 3 years of study. No fee will be charged in Year 4.

Provider information

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University Drive
EH21 6UU

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Main Contact - Admissions

0131 474 0000

Fax: 0131 474 0001