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BSc Pharmacology / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAA-ABB.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

650/4500 (Overall data for undergraduate courses in the School of Biological Sciences)

How to apply

Apply through  UCAS .

You should not usually apply for more than one of the programmes offered by the School of Biological Sciences. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.

Course description

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, so all this adds up to a whole lot of career opportunities.

NB: Due to a change in the organisational structure of the University, this course as of August 2016 this course will be in the new School of Biological Sciences within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. In the interim period, you will be redirected to the current Faculty of Life Sciences webpages for further details on this course.

Open days

The University runs several open days per year, in which Biological Sciences take part.

Open days

The School of Biological Sciences also operates School/campus tours which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who will can tell you all about the School and life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability). These tours are open to anybody thinking of applying to us for any of the Biological Sciences. Family and friends are welcome too.To book, please contact the School of Biological Sciences Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email ug.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk  

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Scholarships/sponsorships

No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/lifesciences
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