University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Clinical Pharmacology

This programme offers focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century. Students acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinical research; in addition to a firm grasp of the principles of molecular pharmacology, students also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine. Students attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project and team work.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to medical, pharmacy and bioscience graduates. Applicants should have an Honours degree or equivalent in their subject. In exceptional circumstances, other science graduates or bioscience graduates with an Ordinary degree may be eligible, on demonstration of appropriate postgraduate professional experience. Whilst not essential, demonstration of appropriate postgraduate experience or relevant employment may enhance the application. Applicants are required to provide 2 references and full degree transcript plus a personal statement indicating why they wish to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.

Course modules

Core courses: principles of pharmacology; medical statistics; drug disposition; pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine; topics in therapeutics; pharmaceutical medicine; in addition you will undertake a dissertation/project.

Assessment methods

The programme is made up of six compulsory courses plus a dissertation/project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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