What is Medical Pharmacology?

Pharmacology is the science that underpins how medicines drugs work in health and disease and how they are processed by our bodies.

Pharmacology has been identified as a critical undergraduate degree required to develop new medicines, improve current therapies and to treat patients.

Our Pharmacology degree will cover a broad range of topics that underpin medicine including; toxicology, personalised medicine, drug development, genetics, physiology, immunology & neuroscience.

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What careers could be open to me when I graduate?

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Rose Edwards
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"I chose Swansea University mainly because of their pathways to medicine, which would give me another chance to get on a graduate entry medicine course. I had also been to Swansea before and really enjoyed my time in the city and at the beach. The staff were so nice, helpful and ready to answer any questions I had."

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Emily Ellis

Through our three employability strands, Medical Pharmacology will give you access to a range of exciting careers, including academia, industrial research, pharmaceuticals, patent law, medical writing and the food and beverage industries.

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Pathways to Medicine makes a great 5th choice for your UCAS Application giving you the opportunity to secure a guaranteed interview for our Medicine Programme by the time you graduate.

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What is it like studying Medical Pharmacology?

During your studies you will focus on one of three Employability Strands: Medical Science Research, Medical Science Enterprise and Innovation, and Medical Science in Practice (our Pathway to Medicine).  By tailoring your studies, you can work towards the career you want and make your final year research project really count.

Watch this video by the British Pharmacological Society on 'Studying Pharmacology at University'.

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Find out more information about each of our courses. On the course page you will find information on modules, entry requirements, teaching staff, tuition fees and how our Pathways to Medicine work.

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