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Pharmacology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
B210

About this course

How do we develop the next generation of drugs for treating bacterial infection, AIDS, cancer, depression and heart failure? These are among the challenges being addressed by pharmacologists at Southampton. This degree will prepare you to make your own contribution to this important work. 

Your studies will give you an in-depth understanding of the major pharmacological concepts and principles.

These include:

  • the discovery and production of new drugs

  • the interaction of drugs with humans and animals

  • how existing drugs can be improved or repurposed

In the first and second years, you'll have the opportunity to refine your practical skills in our state-of-the-art teaching labs. This will prepare you to work alongside our experts in pharmacology and undertake your individual research project in year 3. 

As part of your degree you can also:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 339.8 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A levels and performance in year 1, you may have the opportunity to transfer to a related biological sciences degree at the end of your first year.