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Pharmacology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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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. Our BSc Pharmacology degree will prepare you to make your own contribution to this important work.

This 3-year programme 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
  • ways to solve the problems of toxicity
  • new-generation antibiotics

You'll refine your practical skills in our state-of-the-art teaching labs. This will prepare you to work with 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
  • spend a semester at a partner university abroad during year 2


“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.

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