Medicines: How are they discovered and developed? Why do we need them? What do they do and how do they work?
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Why study with us
Find out more about studying medical pharmacology with us
With medicines underpinning healthcare, our BSc programme aims to encourage and develop your natural curiosity about how they work.
As a student you will embark on a high quality, in-depth exploration of modern medical pharmacology, with specialised training in internationally-recognised research laboratories. You will be taught by experts from a team of pharmacologists and clinical pharmacologists.
Throughout the course there is emphasis on providing you with transferable skills such as data analysis and organisational and problem-solving skills, making your degree highly attractive to future employers.
Optional professional placement year (PPY)
Between your second and final year why not extend your academic learning to the workplace. This allows you to relate facts and theories to real life issues; provides invaluable employability skills, bolsters future career prospects and imparts a competitive cutting edge in the toughest of work markets.
Continue your studies and become a doctor
Each year up to 10 places are available on the 4 year Graduate Entry Medicine (UCAS A101/A102) scheme, allowing graduates of this BSc programme to go on to become doctors.
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Our degree programme and information leaflet
School of Medicine Undergraduate Degree Programme - 2021 entry
Our undergraduate programme gives full details on what we have on offer.
BSc Medical Pharmacology - information leaflet
Details of our course structure and content.
British Pharmacological Society support documents
The British Pharmacological Society have a large number of useful resources available for download from their website.