King's Buildings Campus
Pharmacology is the study of how drugs produce effects on the body to treat disorders or change bodily functions. It brings together physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
You will study the effects of drugs on molecules, cells and tissues within the body and examine the side effects of drugs and the factors that affect, absorption, distribution and excretion.
Research in pharmacology aims to develop a better understanding of drug action and produce new drugs to improve patient care.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths or Physics recommended plus Maths at B and English at National 5. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths or Physics recommended plus Maths at B and English at National 5. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School