Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Pharmacology

From inhalers that ease breathing to pills and injections that destroy cancer, pharmacology affects billions of people around the world as a powerful force for good. In our MSc Pharmacology programme, you'll discover how to harness that power to save and improve countless lives. At GCU, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the science behind drugs and their effects on the human body - and master the cutting-edge techniques, laboratory bench skills and critical thinking approaches you need to succeed. As part of our thriving, diverse and globally networked research community, you'll investigate how the body works and what goes wrong when a disease strikes - and learn how drugs are engineered to reverse and even prevent a wide range of medical conditions. You'll get a world-class education through a variety of teaching methods - including lectures, seminars, practical laboratory classes and a laboratory-based research project. The programme prepares you for industry and academia alike, whether you choose employment or pursue your PhD.

Entry requirements

MSc: UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in pharmacy or related biological science subject including evidence of anatomy and physiology. Evidence of practical laboratory skills required. Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Course modules

Skills for Professional Practice in Bioscience 1; Skills for Professional Practice in Bioscience 2; Current Topics in Pharmacology; Drugs and Cellular Communication; Advanced Topics in Neuropharmacology; Biomolecular studies; Drugs and Disease; Systems Pharmacology; and MSc Research Project.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit www.gcu.ac.uk.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01413318630