Pharmacology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
At GCU, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the science behind drugs and their effects on the human body and master the cutting-edge techniques, laboratory bench skills and critical thinking approaches you need to succeed. The Pharmacology programme is offered atGlasgow Caledonian University.

About

From inhalers that ease breathing to pills and injections that destroy cancer, pharmacology affects billions of people around the world as a powerful force for good. In our MSc Pharmacology programme, you’ll discover how to harness that power to save and improve countless lives.

At GCU, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the science behind drugs and their effects on the human body – and master the cutting-edge techniques, laboratory bench skills and critical thinking approaches you need to succeed.

As part of our thriving, diverse and globally networked research community, you’ll investigate how the body works and what goes wrong when a disease strikes – and learn how drugs are engineered to reverse and even prevent a wide range of medical conditions.

You’ll get a world-class education through a variety of teaching methods – including lectures, seminars, practical laboratory classes and a laboratory-based research project. The programme prepares you for industry and academia alike, whether you choose employment or pursue your PhD.

Graduate prospects

With an MSc Pharmacology, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to choose from multiple career paths.

Research pharmacology: Many of our graduates go on to work in laboratories at universities, government research institutes or in industry, conducting experiments to gain new insight into disease and developing life-changing new drugs.

Clinical pharmacology: After drugs are developed in the lab, clinical pharmacologists take the next step – focusing on application for human use. Our MSc Pharmacology prepares you for the additional training required to pursue a career in this field.

Pharmacology teaching: You might also choose to work at a university, college lecture theatre or laboratory – sharing what you've learned with the next generation.

The Pharmacology programme is offered at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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

  • More details: For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on22 January and14 September.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in pharmacy or related biological science subject including evidence of anatomy and physiology. Evidence of practical laboratory skills required.
  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • RUK:5500
  • EU:5500

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over 2.5 million per year.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.