This modular programme aims to enable postgraduate students to gain a detailed understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of cellular and molecular pharmacology and equip them with the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in pharmacology. The programme will enable students to pursue a career in pharmacological research allied to drug development with global pharmaceutical companies, small-medium biotechnological enterprises, government funded research institutes and laboratories. Pharmacology is at the interface of biochemistry, human physiology, neurochemistry and drug discovery, all of which will be studied in the degree programme. The programme offers the opportunity not only to explore novel drug discovery technologies but also offers routes into traditional pharmacology.

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MSc Full time, Part time

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Student Destinations

Most graduates would be expected to pursue research careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry, in the National Health Service or Health Protection Agency, environmental monitoring, in academic research in Universities, research institutes etc. Many students will acquire sufficient knowledge to allow them to go on to laboratory based careers. This degree can also be utilised by those students who would like to pursue a doctorate in areas allied to pharmacology such as basic translational research into ion channels and the drug discovery processes.


UK/EU: Full-time 2015/16: £8,000 Part-time 2015/16: £1,333 per 30 credit module; International Students: Full-time 2015/16: £11,700 Part-time 2015/16: £1,950 per 30 credit module

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)  from the UK, taught in English in a relevant subject area. 

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