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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,600per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

AAA-AAB including Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. Use of Mathematics, World Development, communication and Culture and Critical Thinking not accepted.GCSE Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) required if Biology and Chemistry are not offered at A or AS level.


University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 46 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    138 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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