Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University


The programme will give you a thorough understanding of the science of drugs and their effects on the human body. Pharmacology influences our everyday lives. Pills, potions, creams, inhalers and injections contain drugs that can prevent pain, indigestion, bacterial and viral infection, ease your breathing in asthma, inhibit and destroy cancer cells, and inhibit blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks. This programme provides specialist training in the field of pharmacology enabling you to develop a comprehensive scientific understanding. You will gain an understanding of current techniques, develop laboratory 'bench' skills, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to think independently, in preparation for employment or PhD studies. A variety of learning and teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, practical laboratory classes and a laboratory-based research project are used.

Course modules

Modules include: Biomolecular studies; research methods for biomedical science; essentials of pharmacology; pharmacology: special topics; toxicology; drugs and disease; research project planning; drugs and cellular communication; laboratory based project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and formal examinations.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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