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, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year, subject to government approval
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
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 38 overall for Single Honours pharmacology courses
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 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 enhanced by self-directed learning using computer-assisted packages, such as eBiolabs.

This course is available for intercalation

More about Pharmacology

Find out more about studying Pharmacology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including AB in Chemistry and another science subject in any order
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB in Chemistry and another science subject in any order
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another science subject in any order.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 in any order in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher Level
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 (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in chemistry and 12 in another science, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance regarding your Access course's content.
BTEC offer DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus A-level Chemistry at grade B
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB to include Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics
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 Chemistry and one other science in any order
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
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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