University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Clinical Pharmacology

Our Clinical Pharmacology MSc aims to develop your research skills, your knowledge of clinical drugs and their use in the real world. Common themes throughout this MSc programme include molecular pharmacology and toxicology within the fields of disease, the drug discovery process and drug design and development. The programme will enable you to access leading academic and industry experts and provide you with valuable networking opportunities. Coupled with the skills and experience that you will gain throughout your studies, your employability and career prospects will be improved. The MSc is ideal for recent graduates, medics and scientists, who would like to improve their career prospects, fill skills gaps and further their hands-on research experience. We aim to provide you with: An understanding of the principles of pharmacology and methods. An ability to apply knowledge in academic and real world health contexts. Opportunities to learn from world renowned researchers.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually require the equivalent to a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a biomedical science subject such as biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology or a degree in medicine or pharmacy.

Course modules

Semester 1: Induction course; molecular pharmacology; drug metabolism and toxicology; therapeutics; computing; statistics. Semester 2 options: Pharmacovigilance; pharmacy topics; pharmacokinetics drug development to evidence based medicine; research methods.

Assessment methods

There is is a 16 week project for MSc students. A list of proposed projects, based on the work currently being undertaken by lecturing staff, is distributed to the students early in the second half session. Students undertaking a laboratory based research project must attend the BT5902 short course Basic Lab Skills.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 437096