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School of Pharmacy

Pharmacology

MSci (Hons) Full-time 4 years

The MSci Pharmacology course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills.

The MSci Pharmacology course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B211
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSci (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Pharmacy

Why choose this course?

The MSci Pharmacology course will provide you with a range of progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities informed by research, scholarly activity and appropriate development of skills. Specifically, the course will provide you with a deep-rooted understanding of the fundamentals principles of chemistry and biology as applicable to pharmacology. You will gain an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily function, the biology of disease (aetiology and epidemiology) and the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medicines and their actions (interactions, adverse reactions and misuse) and therapeutic uses. You will also be supported in the development of intellectual and key interpersonal skills as well as subject knowledge that will equip you for life-long learning and employability. At Masters level you will have the opportunity to undertake in-depth study of new and emerging themes in pharmacology which will equip you with cutting edge knowledge in the subject and enable you to specialise in an area of choice

The course aims to produce high quality pharmacology graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory-based scientific disciplines. you will have the opportunity to study the Wolverhampton Employability Award up to gold level. You will also be supported in seeking placement opportunities either as a sandwich year or over the summer vacation.

What happens on the course?

 

Undergraduate Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core [1]

4PY014

 Pharmacology and Toxicology

20

 

Core

4PY013

 Molecular Basis of Life

20

Core

4BM004

Human Structure and Function

 

20

 

Core

4PY008

Introduction to Microbiology

 

20

Core

4PY012

Scientific Communication and Undergraduate Development

 

20

 

Core

4PY009

Principles of drug Action

 

20

 

Undergraduate Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

5BC001

Molecular Biosciences

 

20

 

Core

5PY016

Experimental Pharmacology

 

20

Core

5PY017

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

 

20

 

Core

5PY018

Basic Principles of Drug Design and Development

 

20

Core

5PY010

Therapeutic Pharmacology

20

 

Core

5PY024

Further Therapeutic Pharmacology

20

Optional sandwich year

Option

5AB017

Sandwich Placement

40

 

 

Undergraduate Level 6

Semester 1

Semester2

C

6PY004

Honours Project (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology)

 

40

 

C

6BC002

Gene Manipulation and Bioinformatics

 

20

 

C

6PY007

Current Advances in Pharmacology

 

20

 

C

6PY002

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

 

20

 

C

6PY006

Biochemical Pharmacology

 

20

 

 

 

Postgraduate Level 7

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

7PY011

 Research Methods

20

 

Core

7PY024

Frontiers in Pharmacology

20

Core

7PY010

Molecular Pharmacology

20

 

Core

7PY013

Pharmacoepidemiology

20

Core

7PY027

Advanced Therapeutics

20

 

Core

7PY026

Molecular Medicine

20

               

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course aims to produce high quality pharmacology graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory-based scientific disciplines. you will have the opportunity to study the Wolverhampton Employability Award up to gold level. You will also be supported in seeking placement opportunities either as a sandwich year or over the summer vacation.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Apply a range of graduate skills to investigation in pharmacological science
  2. Critically evaluate the development of  new therapeutic agents
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use a range of analytical techniques in pharmacology
  4. Relate the pharmacological actions of drugs to their efficacy in achieving therapeutic effects
  5. Synthesise and interpret new knowledge and apply it to the field of pharmacology
  6. Design, implement and evaluate scientific research in a given area of pharmacology

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalent.

Accepted equivalent qualifications: Functional Skills Level 2 and OCN Access to HE Core (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English or Maths)

PLUS EITHER

  • 128 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades ABB to include Chemistry and Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in Applied Science - grades DDM
  • Access to HE in Science Diploma: 45 L3 credits - 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit  

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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