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Pharmacology (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Study the process of drug discovery to clinical application using a variety of case studies.

Course overview

Pharmacology is a biomedical science central to modern medicine. The course focuses on the study of causes and progression of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, AIDS and malaria, plus how drug molecules can relieve symptoms. The course takes a traditional and modern approach in studying drug design. Research groups and/or local clinicians may also be involved in the course.

Why study this course with us?

We use an integrated approach to look at molecular and clinical pharmacology.

The course has a solid theoretical base, enabling you to understand the principles of how drugs work. There is also a strong practical component within the course, where you will have the opportunity to develop excellent laboratory skills in our modern laboratories.

This course is for you if you:

  • have an interest in how drugs work
  • wish to study how we find new drugs
  • enjoy laboratory work and want to learn new techniques
  • want to understand the process from drug discovery to clinical application
  • want to investigate novel drug targets

Teaching methods

The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, practical laboratory sessions and tutorials.


Each module is usually assessed through examination and coursework. The proportion will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, case study, literature review, poster or oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed via a 4,000-word research paper.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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