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Pharmacology (GCU Pathways) BSc (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BSc Hons Pharmacology at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, they study HND Applied Biological Sciences at Glasgow Kelvin College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as pharmacologists in healthcare, policy, research, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Choose the pharmacology college pathway if:

  • you are interested in pharmacology and drug development
  • you want to play a key role in the development of new medicines
  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way
  • you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study.

Career options

Completing our degree will give you a surprisingly broad range of career opportunities.

On graduating, you can look forward to a fascinating career in teaching and research within an academic environment, hospitals and government laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry, where the door is open to many lucrative career paths.

In Scotland, the expansion of job opportunities in the health-related industries and Biotechnology sector are currently outstripping the number of people graduating with degrees in these areas (Source: Scottish Enterprise). Graduate pharmacologists can take other career paths such as teaching, management and the Forensic Science Service.

Another option is to continue your studies to PhD level, opening up even more lucrative career opportunities.

Application deadline

15 January

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Scottish Higher : BB

plus National 5 Chemistry, Biology, Maths and English at C


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Glasgow Caledonian University

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    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

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