Why study this course?
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.
More about this course
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.
Our £30 million Science Centre is one of the largest and most advanced teaching facilities in Europe. It contains a Superlab with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities especially for microbiology and tissue culture. You’ll take your classes in this impressive facility and encounter the kind of specialist tools you’ll be using in the real working world, meaning you’ll graduate from this degree with real working experience and the scientific knowledge to build a long and rewarding career in pharmacology.
The foundation year of this course is shared with several other science-related foundation degrees which allows you to study among other students who are interested in various science subjects.
There will be some flexibility to change your subject during your foundation year should you decide you’d like to specialise in another area of study.
You’ll be supported during your course by our dedicated tutors who are experts in the field.
There is a continuous approach to assessments on the course that include progress tests, coursework, examinations, datasheets, comprehension exercises and portfolios.
Where this course can take you
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.
You could also choose to boost your earning potential by studying a postgraduate degree.
What is a degree with foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you can’t meet the necessary entry requirements or don’t have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.