Form of education:Full-time Languages: english Duration:36 months
Local:$ 9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 15.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:3805

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Description

Pharmacology involves the study of the action of biologically active components (drugs) on the body and vice versa.

An understanding of drugs and their actions allows us to use them safely and effectively. It is thanks to pharmacologists that you can take an aspirin when you get a headache or have an anaesthetic when the dentist gives you a filling.

Pharmacology at Newcastle focuses mainly on the way drugs exert their therapeutic effect in humans by modifying disease processes, as well as the mechanisms of toxicity associated with their use.

It provides you with a sound knowledge of pharmacology as well as the practical and core skills necessary for employment after graduation.

Quality and ranking

Newcastle is a National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research and our world-leading expert staff teach at all levels on our degree programmes.

Newcastle is highly regarded for its teaching of biomedical and biomolecular sciences.

We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK in the category of ‘Other subjects allied to Medicine’ inThe Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

We also achieved an overall student satisfaction of 95 per cent in the 2013 National Student Survey.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 15490 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

All of our Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences degrees are divided into two phases:

  • Phase 1 (Stage 1 and semester 1 of Stage 2)
  • Phase 2 (semester 2 of Stage 2 and Stage 3)

Phase 1 provides a broad introduction to biomolecular sciences which is shared by all of our degrees. You can change between any of our degrees at the end of Phase 1 if you wish.

This flexible structure gives you the chance to try a broad range of topics, helping you to see where your interests lie in biomedical sciences before you specialise in pharmacology in Phase 2.

Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

  • BGM1002 Biochemistry
  • CMB1004 Cell Biology
  • BGM1004 Genetics
  • CMB1005 Practical Skills in Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences 1
  • CMB1003 Microbiology and Immunology
  • PED1003 Pharmacology
  • PSC1002 Physiology
  • CMB1006 Practical Skills in Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences 2

Stage 2

Compulsory modules Semester 1

  • CMB2002 Cell and Molecular Biosciences
  • CMB2003 Molecular Medicine
  • CMB2004 Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System
  • CMB2005 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 3

Semester 2

  • PED2001 Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
  • PED2005 Systems Pharmacology
  • PSC2026 Cardiovascular System for Pharmacologists

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

  • CMB3000 Project Or CMB3001 Experimental Design and the Process of Research Or CMB3002 Research Project for Exchange Students
  • PED3001 Pharmacological Techniques
  • PED3003 Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development
  • PED3005 Advanced Pharmacogenetics
  • PED3006 Carcinogenesis and Anticancer Drugs
  • PED3008 Advanced Topics in Neuropharmacology
  • PED3011 Toxicology
  • PED3012 Integrated Pharmacology

Optional modules

You take one of the following optional modules:

  • PED3013 Research in Pharmacology
  • BMS3003 Business for the Bioscientist
  • BMS3015 Healthcare Organisation and Practice
  • BMS3016 Science Communication
  • BMS3022 Bioethics

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

- A Levels

AAA-ABB including Biology. Chemistry is required at AS level (minimum grade B) if not offered at A level. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at A or AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

- Scottish Qualifications

AAAAA-AABBB at Higher Grade including Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and English Language required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

- International Baccalaureate

34-36 points with Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 4 if not offered at Higher Level.

- Irish Leaving Certificate

A1A1A1A1B1 at Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

- Access Qualifications

Considered on an individual basis. These qualifications must be in a science subject and applicants must also have appropriate work experience.

- BTEC Level 5 HND

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

- Cambridge Pre-U

D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects including Biology, and preferably Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at a higher level.

- PARTNERS - A Levels

BBB including Biology. Chemistry is required at AS level (minimum grade B) if not offered at A Level. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at A or AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- English Language Requirements

For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

- International Foundation Programmes

If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.

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