Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Learn about beneficial medicines and harmful drugs and their effects on the human immune system and normal functions of the body.

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

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.

BSc Pharmacology explores approaches to treatment. These approaches have a focus on neuroscience, metabolic disease, and cancer. These are all research strengths at the University of Dundee.

On the course you’ll focus on topics like molecular pharmacology and quantitative pharmacology. You will learn how drugs behave depending on various factors.

This gives you an understanding of how scientists explore biomedical discoveries. You will learn how scientists develop them from initial innovation to real-world application.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

The first two years of your degree will cover concepts such as:

  • 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.

Years three and four will cover these concepts in more detail. You’ll also carry out a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences. Throughout the duration of the course, you have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, highlighting to future employers where your interests lie.

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Traineeships and internships

We offer a range of lab-based research traineeships and industry internships, as well as opportunities in other countries, all giving you invaluable experience and boosting your career opportunities.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses


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

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