Learn to develop more effective treatments for diseases and discover how chemicals may modify living systems. You’ll be trained to become a research scientist.
If you love lab work and the idea of discovering how chemicals may modify living systems this is the degree for you.
You’ll gain knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry, biology and the physical sciences and be able to apply these principles to specific problems in pharmacology. Through our hands-on classes, you’ll develop practical laboratory skills.
This course will provide you with an integrated view of drug action linked to normal and disease-related functions of the major organ systems.
You’ll be trained to be a high quality, innovative and independent research scientist. As a pharmacologist, you can go on to work on the development of new treatments for both human and animal diseases.
The Master of Pharmacology (MPharmacol) course provides you with a greater exposure to research and practical techniques. As part of the MPharmacol you’ll undertake a placement year in a pharmaceutical company, research institute or university. You will also complete an extensive research project, giving you invaluable experience of working in the field.
You’ll learn from active researchers who specialise in different areas of pharmacological sciences, including drug and target discovery, pharmacological evaluation and medicines design. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. 94% of pharmacy and pharmacology students agreed their learning benefited from modules that were informed by current research (National Student Survey 2017).
You will develop key practical skills in our dedicated pharmacology laboratory, where you will gain experience in a wide range of traditional and molecular laboratory techniques. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the Home Office Licence Module Training Course during your degree.
You’ll be supported throughout your studies with small group tutorials, interactive workshops and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor.
Graduates are well suited to research careers in the pharmaceutical industry and many also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for research careers. You’ll benefit from our strong links with the pharmaceutical industry, with recent employers including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, and UCB.