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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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This course aims to provide a broad training in the scientific and clinical disciplines involved in precision medicine. You will cover the scientific basis for precision medicine, genomic technologies, drug discovery and development, and the global regulatory, payer and ethical challenges. Read more
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
Pharmacology is the science underpinning the action of drugs on biological systems, and its reach and impact are vast, playing a vital role in medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Read more
Be at the forefront of pioneering work in drug development, testing and application Pharmacology is the science underpinning the action of drugs on biological systems, and its reach and impact are vast, playing a vital role in medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine. 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 Clinical Pharmacology degree programme offers focused training integrating basic and clinical sciences, and equipping students with the essential skills required to function effectively as a clinical pharmacologist in the 21st century. Read more
You'll receive the highest-quality teaching in the leading Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences in Scotland by staff dedicated to your personal and scientific development. Read more
London Met’s Cancer Pharmacology master's course explores the nature of cancer at the systems, cellular and molecular levels, and focuses on the drugs which are used to treat different cancers and how they work. Read more
Looking to gain a masters in science? See our courses below to begin the next stage of your academic career!
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).