Learn about the science behind drugs and medicines, their effects on living systems, and their role in treating disease on our Medical Pharmacology degree course.
You will cover a diverse range of topics, including toxicology, chemistry, genetics, reproductive biology, physiology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, neuroscience, and drug development.
You will develop excellent analytical and project management skills, and learn how to design experiments and plan work programmes.
WHY MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY AT SWANSEA?
The Medical Pharmacology course curriculum has been developed following the guidance of the British Pharmacological Society, of which our Programme Director, Professor Lisa Wallace is a Vice President.
A mix of compulsory and optional modules give you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or plans for post-graduate study.
You will benefit from access to the state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities at the Medical School, including our research laboratories.
This degree is part of our ‘Medical Science in Practice’ Pathway to Medicine programme. Provided you meet the entry requirements, and have followed this Pathway, you will be guaranteed an interview for our flagship Graduate Entry Medicine MBBCh course.
We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2019) and ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and joint second for research quality.
YOUR MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff are active in a diverse range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and cutting edge practice.
In addition to your formal studies, we hold research talks at least weekly given by Swansea University staff or speakers from other universities or research institutions.
Our approach to learning encourages excellent analytical, research and communication skills, incorporating lectures, seminars, practical laboratory sessions, independent learning, and working in small groups.
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Medical Pharmacology has been identified as a critical undergraduate degree, required to fill the current work force and skills gaps in medicine and pharmaceutical development.
You could also pursue a career or further study in other fields including academic and industrial research, regulation, patent law, and medical writing.