The overarching course related aim:
To provide a deep-rooted understanding of the fundamentals principles of chemistry and biology as applicable to pharmacology. The course aims to produce high quality pharmacology graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory based scientific discipline.
The Course aims to:
To provide an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily function, the biology of disease (aetiology and epidemiology) and the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medicines and their actions (interactions, abreactions and misuse) and therapeutic uses.
To support students in the development of intellectual and key interpersonal skills as well as subject knowledge that will equip them for life-long learning. To provide skill sets specific to the pharmacologist, and promote curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject.
To encourage the development of practical and problem solving skills, research methods and the techniques and processes necessary for the evaluation, critical appraisal and systematic review of pharmacology.
This established course equips you with the knowledge of traditional and state-of-the-art drug design and development. We offer an integrated approach to teaching, mixing theoretical knowledge with laboratory-based practical sessions and research projects.
The University of Wolverhampton offers the chance to be part of a discrete programme of study where small cohort size provides a high level of individual attention.
Learning alongside pharmacy students, there is a strong emphasis on clinical aspects of pharmacology, consolidating learning through an evidence-based approach.
The pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors are currently growth areas in the UK and successful study in pharmacology will open up a range of careers in biochemical, medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and related areas. Specifically, graduates are likely to find employment in research and development in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Other career outlets are possible and include work in hospital laboratories, forensic science, drug analysis, pharmaceutical marketing and sales and medical writing.
Graduates will demonstrate the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills that form a sound basis for further postgraduate study and/or research and their continuing development.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
1. Apply a range of graduate skills to investigation in pharmacological science
2. Show competency in scientific method: its values, application and extension as applied to the various disciplines which comprise Pharmacology
3. Demonstrate the ability to use a range of laboratory-based techniques
4. Relate the pharmacological actions of drugs to their efficacy in achieving therapeutic effects
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.