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BSc - MSci Pharmacology

Catalog id : B211
 Course Level
Integrated UG-PG Program
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
20700 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
12 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
EU 12 GBP
Department
Life Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This programme is intended for students who want to pursue careers or further study in pharmacology or related disciplines. It offers an additional year on top of the Pharmacology BSc in which to undertake your own major, cutting-edge research project, alongside advanced modules.

  • Pharmacology at UCL offers you an outstanding academic environment. We are internationally renowned in the discipline and are recognised for numerous major discoveries.
  • We combine excellence in pharmacology research with high-quality pharmacology teaching. We have particular expertise in areas such as neuropharmacology and immunopharmacology.
  • In your final year, you will have the opportunity to join a world-leading research group, working side-by-side with some of the most outstanding scientists in the filed and carrying out your own experimental research project.
  • We offer state-of-the-art modern facilities, and are located adjacent to the Medical Research Council's Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, allowing for collaborative scientific projects.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Compulsory modules

  • An Introduction to Mechanisms of Drug Action
  • Cells and Development
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry for Biology Students
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Statistics

Optional modules
All first year modules are compulsory.

Year 2 :

Compulsory modules

  • Biochemistry
  • Experimental Pharmacology
  • General and Systematic Pharmacology
  • Immunity to Infection
  • Structure and Function of the Nervous Systems

Optional modules
Options may include:

  • Animal And Human Physiology - Maintenance And Regulatory Mechanisms
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Management Information and Control
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Modern Languages
  • Science in the Mass Media

Year 3 :

Compulsory modules

  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Library Research Project (1.0 credits)

Optional modules
You will select 2.5 credits of optional modules. Options may include:

  • Drug Design And Development
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Receptor Mechanisms
  • Synaptic Pharmacology: The Synapse, A Major Site Of Disease And Drug Action

Year 4 :

Compulsory modules
Extended Research Project

Optional modules
You will be able to select advanced modules from a wide range of options.

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

We will read your UCAS application to ascertain whether you meet, or are expected to meet, our academic entry requirements, and also to find out why you are interested in pharmacology.

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