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Pharmacology (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
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Program description

Pharmacology (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

Our Pharmacology (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is the perfect start to your university studies if you’re interested in starting a career in science, but can't meet the entry requirements for a traditional three-year degree in pharmacology. This four-year course has a built-in foundation year designed to give you the key skills in pharmacology you’ll need to advance through the rest of the course.

The course will help you pursue a career in the development and testing of new drugs for illnesses such as schizophrenia and cancer.

On the foundation year of your course you’ll become familiar with the fundamental principles of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and mathematics. You’ll learn about the essential molecules that cells consist of and the roles of cells within the body, as well as logical argument making and how to practice safely within a laboratory environment.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas (biology and chemistry) which are required to study for BSc programs in the School of Human Sciences.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies
  • Anatomy and Physiology (for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Laboratory Science
  • Analytical Science
  • Drugs: Delivery and Action
  • Human Immunity
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemical Pathology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Project
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science
  • Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling
  • Formulation and Quality Assurance of Medicines
  • Medical Genetics
  • Sandwich Placement
  • Systems Pathology
  • Virology
  • Work Placement

Modules and module details are subject to change over time.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
  • International Students: £12,700 per year


You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Continuing studies

You could choose to boost your earning potential by studying a postgraduate degree.

Career opportunities

There are many career paths available to you as a pharmacology graduate. You could become an Analytical Chemist, Biomedical Scientist, pharmacologist, medical chemist, Toxicologist or a research scientist in medicine or the life sciences.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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