BSc Pharmacology / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.
- Number of places/applicants
- 650/4500 (Overall data for biological and biomedical sciences undergraduate courses at Manchester)
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
You should not usually apply for more than one of the biological and biomedical sciences courses offered by The University of Manchester. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.
Pharmacology is the study of drug actions on living systems - where they act, what they do, how they are metabolised, and how they exert toxic effects.
Understanding all of this requires studying drug actions at levels ranging from the single molecule to the whole organism. Pharmacology is therefore a very broad discipline, taking in aspects of molecular biology, chemistry, physiology and neuroscience.
This course examines both the actions of current drugs and the development of new drugs.
The pharmaceutical industry is the UK's top research sector. One-quarter of the world's top medicines were developed in the UK.
The pharmaceutical industry spends around £8.8 billion on UK research and development, and employs around 26,000 people. A further 250,000 people work in related industries - highlighting the wide range of potential career opportunities for graduates.
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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250 per annum. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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