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Pharmacology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

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.

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:

“Studying Pharmacology has given me the essential skills required to be an effective member of a team in both a research and non-research environment.”
Leighton Osbourne, 2016 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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