BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

Study the process of drug discovery to clinical application using a variety of case studies.

Course overview

Pharmacology is a science central to modern medicine. Understanding the causes and progression of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV provides approaches to designing effective drug molecules which can relieve the symptoms or treat the disease. This course takes a modern approach to studying drug design, and the pathways involved in getting an approved drug into the clinic.

Why study this course with us?

Pharmacology is taught by enthusiastic academic and professional staff who will provide continuous support throughout your studies at Chester Medical School.

The academic staff are research active and continually strive to promote research within areas of Pharmacology, in which they have published research findings and discussed their work at national and international conferences. You will have the opportunity to join a research team to undertake your research dissertation in the final year.

Pharmacology graduates are highly sought after in medical research laboratories and in the pharmaceutical industry.


Learning is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. The overall balance between these two forms of assessment is approximately 50:50.

Coursework assessments may consist of laboratory reports, data handling exercises, essays, poster and oral presentations, allowing a full range of skills to be developed.

The end-of-module assessment is normally by examination, consisting of a combination of multiple choice questions (MCQs), short answer or long answer questions.

Job prospects

The degree is designed to give students the opportunity to undertake a career in molecular life sciences, particularly at MSc and PhD levels. Students will also be prepared for working in pharmaceutical companies or in biology/biochemistry laboratories thanks to the wide range of techniques covered in the programme.

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£13,450 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time