Pharmacology is the science of how drugs work. Evaluating new generation antibiotics, solving the problems of drug toxicity, finding out how drugs can best be used in the treatment of disease in humans and animals – these are all challenges faced by pharmacologists in an age of higher demands for an improved quality of life. Our pharmacology degree programme has a strong emphasis on the molecular aspects of how pharmacological agents work, with particular interests in neuroscience and neuropharmacology. Through core topics, students will be introduced to the major concepts and principles of pharmacology in years one and two, and in year three they will complete a research project in their area of choice. BSc Pharmacology students who want to gain more experience also have the opportunity to take a year out working in the pharmaceutical industry. As a leading pharmacology university our teaching staffs are actively involved in pharmacological research into brain damage and recovery, developmental biology, oncology, the development of new antibiotics and the mechanisms underlying alcoholism.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Access to HE Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
Grades / Points
AAB to include Chemistry and one further science subject. A level science subjects considered include Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.
Main Site - Highfield Campus