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Masters degrees in Pharmacology equip postgraduates with the skills to identify the source, composition and characteristics of drugs, and their effects on the tissues and systems in the human body. These include man-made and organic substances.
Related subjects include Experimental Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Pharmacology explores the effects of a huge range of substances on the human body; you’ll investigate these responses at molecular, cellular and tissue levels.
Training usually combines vocational and theoretical elements, including laboratory-based experiments, bioinformatics, computational biology, drug discovery and clinical investigation.
You may want to specialise in certain types of substance and their effects, such as narcotics and neuropharmacology. Alternatively, you could train in the composition and design of drugs for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes, such as the production of antibiotics.
Careers in this field include roles within clinical practice, such as diagnostics, drug testing, and therapeutics. You might also explore avenues such as community support (including rehabilitation programmes) and charity work.
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The MPhil is assessed by a written dissertation and by an oral examination and is suited to those who wish to pursue research at a level beyond that of an undergraduate degree and will give a good basic training in laboratory work. Read more
This programme teaches advanced experimental approaches to dissecting the mechanisms of drug action (pharmacology), a science that has seen innovative theoretical and technical development at UCL for over a century. Read more
The discovery and development of safe and effective new drugs is challenging and rewarding, and this course focuses on the mechanisms of drug action at molecular level, the treatment of human diseases, and the latest cell and molecular technologies used in pharmacology. Read more
Our Pharmacology MSc or MRes degrees will give you a deep understanding of pharmacology, and allow you to put this into practice through laboratory practicals and projects in our world-class facilities. Read more
This Clinical Pharmacology degree programme offers focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century. Read more
This is an exciting time to be involved in cancer therapeutics. Based upon a greater understanding of the molecular aspects of cancer, new opportunities for therapeutic intervention have emerged that are effectively 'target orientated'. Read more
This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for professional pharmacologists and biotechnologists. You'll learn to translate laboratory medical research into clinical applications, and study topics such as diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of disease. Read more
The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation in research across a wide range of academic disciplines.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).