How is the programme taught?
We encourage all of our students to be lifelong self-directed learners. You will have numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in the subject, enhance your knowledge and gain new skills, but you will be the driving force behind your own learning and development.
We employ a variety of teaching and learning techniques to deliver this programme. These include structured sessions led by clinicians and / or tutors as well as a blended route to mix face-to-face study days with online learning
How is the programme assessed?
You will be assessed on each module using a range of approaches, including written assignments, oral presentations, online activities and a dissertation. Please see the individual modules for assessment details.
Through studying this MSc, you will have the opportunity to expand your pharmacology and therapeutics knowledge as well as gaining an insight into the clinical trials process. Alongside this, the course will equip you with practical knowledge to deliver exceptional teaching, assessment and research. This skill set is key for multiple roles within the industrial, medical and academic sectors.
This course will provide you with expertise to help you become a pharmacology educator and will be useful for those wishing to follow an academic or clinical academic career. In addition, this MSc will give you knowledge and experience to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry and is likely to open job opportunities in drug safety, quality, regulation and compliance as well as Consumer Safety, Quality Managers, Clinical data associate, or clinical data managers.
In the medical sector, an intercalating MSc can have a significant impact on your application to deaneries and your potential career prospects. Understanding the science of medicines improves prescribing and can also open up possibilities such as Medical Advisers.
Finally, this MSc should give you key skills to allow you for further your academic career by pursing a PhD.
Applicants must have previous training in human or mammalian biology (e.g graduates from medical, biomedical or biological undergraduate courses) and other related fields with a minimum 2:2 (Hons) degree or equivalent.
Intercalating medical students must have successfully completed a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of proficiency in English Language with one of the following:
- IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
- PTE Academic: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
- CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
- TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
- Trinity ISE: Level 3 with Merit in all components
- Duolingo: 110, minimum 100 in all other components
Fees and funding
The fees for part time study are for the current year only, fees for subsequent years are subject to confirmation.
UK (home) tuition fees
- Full time (1 year): £9,730
- Part time (2 years): £4,865
International (including EU) tution fees
- Full time (1 year): £23,300
- Part time (2 years): £11,650