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St George's, University of London

Clinical Pharmacology

UCAS Code: B210

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Biology or Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18,P:0

Full Award Diploma in Science. 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 45 pure science related credits graded credits at Distinction and Merit. Overall 27 credits must be graded at distinction and 18 at merit. Pure sciences excludes Sociology.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Predicted grades of D3, M2, M2. Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

16 points at Higher level including Biology or Chemistry, with at least a 5. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be in Maths (or Maths Studies) and English Language, if at least a B (Grade 6) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Applied Science

Scottish Higher

A,B,B

Three Advanced Highers at ABB, including Chemistry or Biology.

UCAS Tariff

87-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology is the science of designing and testing medicines for use in humans. Clinical pharmacologists work at the meeting point between the laboratory and clinic, developing discoveries into medicines. They also identify clinical problems that need investigation in research settings.

Our Clinical Pharmacology BSc is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of how drugs are developed, from the discovery of molecules to the treatment of patients. It is a modular, three-year degree course. You will study six main topics:

- Fundamentals of science: the human biology needed to understand?and learn pharmacology

- Pharmacokinetics: how the body handles drugs

- Pharmacodynamics: how drugs exert their effects on the body

- Drug development and clinical trials: how drugs are discovered and developed as medicines

- Drugs in healthcare: how information from clinical trials and drug development is used to guide the use of medicines for patients in clinical practice

- Data and statistics: how to collect, analyse and interpret research data relating to drugs

The skills you will develop include setting up and running clinical trials, conducting experiments in a pharmacology laboratory and communicating your findings to different audiences in person and in writing. You will learn through interactive lectures, small group teaching, regular clinical and laboratory sessions and individual research projects. These will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to enter a career in the life sciences, working in industry, academia or healthcare, particularly in the development of new medicines.

The course has been developed in collaboration with a wide range of organisations including the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organisations, universities and healthcare. This helps us to ensure that you will develop the skills needed to work in the industry, and will graduate equipped to start your career in scientific research or healthcare.

You will have the opportunity to see what it is like to work in industry and healthcare through short placements. Between years 2 and 3 of the course, you can also opt to do a professional training year working with an employer to build your skills.

**Course highlights**

- The first course of its kind that provides a broad understanding of how drugs are developed

- Unique teaching team with extensive experience in clinical pharmacology from both science and healthcare backgrounds

- Excellent facilities on a campus shared between the university and one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals

- Developed in collaboration with industry and healthcare organisations to make sure you develop the necessary skills for a career in the field

- Meets the entry requirements for a profession that is in high demand

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/clinical-pharmacology#modules

Assessment methods

You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/clinical-pharmacology#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,500
per year
International
£18,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
50%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Health professionals
26%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals

As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pharmacology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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