What will I learn?

This accredited Pharmacology degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need for a career as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

Course overview

Our Pharmacology BSc Honours degree focuses on developing your practical and scientific understanding of pharmacology, toxicology and the human body. It will set you on the path for a career at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.

We are a National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research and our world-leading and expert staff will lead the teaching on your degree. This ensures you will graduate with a cutting-edge knowledge of pharmacology.

You will study a range of topics, including:

  • drug development
  • pharmacogenetics
  • microbiology and immunology
  • anti-cancer drugs

You will develop practical biomedical and research skills, and the most up-to-date laboratory and clinical approaches used in pharmacology. You'll also gain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of drug classes.

Professional accreditation

This degree has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Accreditation by the RSB recognises academic excellence in the biosciences that educates the research and development leaders and innovators of the future.

Teaching methods

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, practical laboratory classes and small group seminars.

You also have the chance to attend optional research talks, aimed especially at first-year students, as part of our biomedicine+ programme.

Become a sought-after graduate

There is a great demand for graduates of biomedical and biomolecular sciences within the health services and industry, particularly leading or working as part of research teams, and many of our students choose this career path.

A large proportion of our graduates choose to take a further degree (either a medical, master's, PhD or teaching qualification) before embarking on permanent employment.

Recent Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences BSc and MSci Honours graduates have taken up roles such as:

  • clinical specialist
  • laboratory analyst
  • research technician
  • clinical data associate
  • trainee clinical scientist

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£24,600.00 (US$ 33,342) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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