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University of Central Lancashire

Pharmacology

UCAS Code: PH10

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

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2 including Chemistry or Biology at grade C. General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Citizenship and Communitu Studies not accepted

96 to 112 UCAS Points including 15 credits at Level 3 in Chemistry or Biology Modules at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 96 to 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry at grade 5.

96 to 112 UCAS points, including Chemistry or Biology at grade H3.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

IApplied Science BTEC Modules - awarded 2016 onwards - must have 4 of the following; Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Biomedical Science. Awarded prior to 2016 - must have 2 of the following: Fundamentals of Science , Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science Techniques, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Diseases and Infections

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

DMM

Applied Science BTEC Modules - awarded 2016 onwards - must have 4 of the following; Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Biomedical Science. Awarded prior to 2016 - must have 2 of the following: Fundamentals of Science , Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science Techniques, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Diseases and Infections

96 to 112 UCAS points, including Chemistry or Biology at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

Our typical offer is 96 to 112 UCAS Points.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmacology

**Course overview**
- Are you interested in how drugs are made? Are you fascinated by the human body and what happens in disease? Our BSc Pharmacology course explores all this and more.

- Staff are research-active and experts in the field and include members of societies like the British Pharmacological Society, Biochemical Society, British Neuroscience Association and British Neuro-Oncology Society.

- This is a practical-focused degree in pharmacology, exploring the action of drugs on the human body. You’ll study how the normal human body is affected by disease, learn in detail how drugs affect normal function and try to restore normal function in many pathological conditions.

- You’ll explore where drugs come from and how they are developed, with extensive hands-on experience to discover how drugs interact with and affect molecules, cells and whole organisms.

**Why study with us**
- You’ll get complimentary student membership of the British Pharmacological Society.

- In your final year you can study neuropharmacology, behavioural pharmacology, current and future cancer treatments, and drugs of abuse.

- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pharmacology is ranked 3rd in the UK with 99% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Complete University Guide 2021)

**Further information**
Interim accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology is currently granted with full accreditation expected once a full cohort of students graduate in 2021. The course is designed with reference to the British Pharmacological Society core curriculum.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Pharmacology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
4%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology

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.

£18,500
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Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
2%
Science, engineering and production technicians
1%
Natural and social science 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, toxicology and pharmacy

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

£23k

£23k

£33k

£33k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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