BSc Pharmacology (B210)

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UCAS code B210
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of the action of drugs in the widest possible sense; it encompasses many types of chemicals that affect the functioning of the body rather than just medicines.

For the first two years you will study a number of core units run by the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and choose others from a wide selection, such as biochemistry, molecular genetics, infection and immunity, cellular and molecular medicine and mammalian physiology. Final-year units emphasise the molecular mechanisms of drug action and take you to the forefront of current research.

In your final year formal lectures are replaced by seminars and tutorials and a fully-integrated programme of activities develops your transferable personal and professional skills.

We use a wide variety of teaching approaches, which are both traditional (including lectures, practical work and tutorials) and innovative; for example our practical teaching is currently enhanced by self-directed learning using computer-assisted packages, such as eBiolabs.

This course is available for intercalation

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See a list of all Pharmacology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Pharmacology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC or BBB including BB in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematic
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in both Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Mathematics of Mechanics, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 (in any order) in Chemistry 4p and one of the following subjects: Biology 4p, Physics 4p, Mathematics 5p or Advanced Mathematics 3
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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