Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs affect body functions in health and disease. It plays a vital role in helping to safeguard our health and welfare

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
4 years
Study mode
Full Time
Dundee City Campus

This course explores approaches to treatment with a focus on neuroscience, metabolic disease, and cancer - all research strengths at Dundee. This gives you an understanding of how scientists explore biomedical discoveries and develop them from initial innovation to real-world application.

You’ll focus on topics like molecular pharmacology and quantitative pharmacology – how drugs behave depending on various factors.

Gaining an understanding of key theories, from the molecular level to full body systems and beyond, is important to understand the field as a whole.

Your first two years will cover concepts including genetics, cell division, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms, and processes.

You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

You will pick modules that suits your interests and can transfer to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Lab sessions will bring together your knowledge and practical skills, as well as helping you develop strong transferable skills.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.


2nd in UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy

The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide
World Top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

QS World Rankings 2022

QS logo for World University Rankings - University of Dundee is in the top 50 for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
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