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 BSc Pharmacology 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.
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:
spend a year working in the pharmaceutical industry between years 2 and 3
undertake a semester at a partner university abroad during year 2
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.