UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme is intended for students who want to pursue careers or further study in pharmacology or related disciplines. It offers a further year on top of the Pharmacology BSc in which to undertake a research project and advanced courses; applying for the MSci initially will keep more options open.

Course Modules

Year 1: Mammalian physiology; basic and quantitative pharmacology; cellular and molecular biology; chemistry; statistics. Year 2: General and systematic pharmacology; experimental pharmacology; immunology; neurobiology; general biochemistry. 1 option, typically from: neuroanatomy; molecular biology; neurophysiology; computer science; histology; microbiology; zoology; psychology; organic chemistry; language studies; management studies. Year 3: Molecular pharmacology plus research project and 2 or 3 options typically from: neuropharmacology; drug design and development; receptor mechanisms; human vascular pharmacology; chemistry of carcinogenesis; clinical immunology; psychology; immunopharmacology; toxicology; pain; neurobiology of behaviour; neurodegenerative disease. Final year: Extended research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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75% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 55%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 73%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

94% Go on to work and/or study

In work 86
Studying 8
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 4
Unknown 2

27% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 44%

Total Coursework: 43%

Total Practical: 14%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation