Old Aberdeen Campus
This degree programme aims to instil a broad base of knowledge about drugs at the molecular, cellular, tissue and systems level. Additionally, you will gain an in depth understanding of selected aspects of Pharmacology, which reflect the research expertise and strengths of the School, for example, neuropharmacology, cancer and toxicology. By embedding an array of modern and relevant laboratory classes throughout, the programme also equips graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in this very practical discipline.
As part of the five-year MSci degree, you’ll undertake a year’s placement in an industrial, commercial or research environment and graduate with an undergraduate Masters degree (MSci) instead of a BSc.
Year 1: Introduction to Medical Sciences; Introduction to the Science of Sport, Exercise and Health; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 and 2; The Cell.
Year 2: Physiology of Human Cells; Molecular Biology of the Gene; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Physiology of Human Organ Systems; Energy for Life; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.
Year 3: Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology; Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology; Mechanisms of Disease and Principles of Chemotherapy.
Year 4: Advanced Molecules, Membranes and Cells; Molecular Pharmacology; Current Topics in Pharmacological Research; Pharmacology Projects.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects at end S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.
For second year entry you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including 2 science or maths subjects at AB or BA.
Life Sciences and Medicine