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Clinical Pharmacology MSc (MedSci)

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    09-NOV-20

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This Clinical Pharmacology degree programme offers focused training integrating basic and clinical sciences, and equipping students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century. As a student on the MSc Clinical Pharmacology programme, you will acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinical research. Crucially, in addition to a firm grasp of the principles of molecular pharmacology, you will also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This Clinical Pharmacology MSc is one of only a few UK postgraduate programmes that cover clinical pharmacology in sufficient detail to allow you to make an informed choice about pursuing clinical pharmacology as a career.
  • Learn the basics of molecular genetics and population genetics as applied to pharmacogenetics and gene therapy.
  • Gain hands-on experience in molecular methods and analysis along with critical interpretation of genomic literature, enabling you to analyse, synthesise and formulate an action plan for personalised patient care.
  • Engage in, and contribute to, discussions about therapeutic issues in the commercial and academic research environments.
  • Undertake your own research project under expert supervision, allowing you to consolidate your knowledge and apply the skills you have acquired.
  • Benefit from the close involvement of clinical academics and visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry and national drug regulatory bodies
  • The programme is specifically designed to prepare you for future senior roles within the pharmaceutical medicine.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Career opportunities include positions in:

  • Academia
  • Health care
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Return to more advanced positions within a previous clinical environment eg pharmacists, clinicians
  • PhD study.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 46 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    202 89%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    33rd

    13

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