Pharmacology (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)
This course comes with the opportunity to complete a 12-month placement in industry complementing your Pharmacology studies with on-the-job experience.
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.
This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university.
The first two years of your degree will cover concepts such as:
- 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.
The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.
This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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