Pharmacology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12600
    Tuition (Year)
    5000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

You will gain an understanding of current techniques, develop laboratory ‘bench’ skills, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to think independently, in preparation for employment or PhD studies. A variety of learning and teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, practical laboratory classes and a laboratory-based research project are used.

A variety of career pathways are open to graduates of this programme. Research pharmacologists – work in laboratories in universities, government research institutes or in industry conducting experiments to investigate how the body works, understanding what goes wrong when a disease strikes and developing drugs and their targets to reverse or prevent the disease.

Pharmacology influences our everyday lives. Pills, potions, creams, inhalers and injections contain drugs that can prevent pain, indigestion, bacterial and viral infection, ease your breathing in asthma, inhibit and destroy cancer cells, and inhibit blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks.

This Masters programme provides specialist training in the field of pharmacology enabling you to develop a comprehensive scientific understanding.

Employment Opportunities

A variety of career pathways are open to graduates of this programme.

Research pharmacologists – work in laboratories in universities, government research institutes or in industry conducting experiments to investigate how the body works, understanding what goes wrong when a disease strikes and developing drugs and their targets to reverse or prevent the disease.

Pharmacology teaching – as a pharmacologist your workplace could also be a university or college lecture theatre or laboratory teaching students a range subjects related to biology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Biomolecular Studies
  • Drugs and Cellular Communication
  • Drugs and Disease
  • Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences 1
  • Current topics in Pharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Advanced Topics in Neuropharmacology
  • Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences 2
  • MSc Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.
Typical Entry Requirements
UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a life science subject including evidence of physiology. Evidence of practical laboratory skills required.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12600 International
  • GBP 5000 EU/EEA
  • Scotland £5000
  • England, Wales and N. Ireland £5000

Funding

Overseas Students: Partial scholarships are available and applicants will be advised of these arrangements upon receipt of offer.

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