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Medical Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs and medicines work at cellular and sub-cellular levels to produce useful and sometimes harmful effects. This degree aims to impart a sound mechanistic understanding of bioactive substances, particularly those used for the treatment of human diseases. Such extensive study provides students with skills that make them attractive to academia and wider industries for posts in biomedical research and product development.Our main aim is to support the development of research-trained scientists. However, appropriately qualified students may also be eligible to enter the Cardiff University four year Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme after completing this BSc degree. It is not possible to transfer to Medicine after only one year of this BSc course.Our graduates have a range of opportunities on completion of the course. Many undertake further postgraduate training for biomedical research in academia or the private sector, while others pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry or other biomedical fields.Distinctive featuresThis course is taught by both science and medically qualified staff. As such it aims to provide a varied pharmacological education encompassing both basic science principles and clinically relevant applications of knowledge.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Including Chemistry plus one other science (Biology, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics). A pass in the science practical is normally required. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 46 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    156 68%

    13th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    21st

    7

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